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russellcooper

05:10AM | 07/28/00
Member Since: 07/27/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I am planning to move my existing interior breaker box from its current location inside the house to a spot underneath the house. My house is located in Texas and built above the ground approx. 4 feet. It is proceted from the weather, but I need to know if there is anything else I have to do.
thanks
russellcooper

HOLLYWOOD

05:49PM | 07/28/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
I believe that "code" in almost all 50 states prohibit the box to be located in a non living space.....

Joe Tedesco

11:05AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
Code Update:

Basic rules require headroom at working spaces near service equipment, switchboards, panelboards, or motor control centers to be not less than 6¬Ω ft.

However, in existing dwelling units, service equipment or panelboards rated at not over 200 amperes are allowed in spaces where the headroom is less than 6¬Ω ft.

Note: This rule that was really added to the code to address so-called "pre fabricated homes" now called "manufactured homes" and the lack of space for the service equipment.

Additional comments encouraged.

harold endean

06:06AM | 10/06/02
Member Since: 08/30/02
23 lifetime posts
Talk to your local electrical inspector, he will be able to tell you if the location you are looking at is acceptable.
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