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I am an architect and am planning renovations in a house in Massachusetts. There are two existing electrical panel boxes each 14.5" wide right next to each other. There is a perpendicular wall tight to the right of the right pane. How much space to the left should be left for work space? I have read 3' width in front of a panel, but also heard that you need 24" to one side of the panel for work space. Can you help clear this up for me? Any help is much appreciated. Geoff White (XXX@XXXXXX.XXX orXXX@XXXXXX.XXX).
The question I need a direct answer to is: how close to the left panel box can I place a perpendicular wall?
I have a follow-up question: is the 30" wide include the space in front of the two panels? (each panel is 14.5" wide and there is a 2.5" space between the panels for a total of 31.5").
And a follow-up request: can you give me some reference to a code section which governs this question so I have regulation to show the electrical inspector to back up my design based on your advice?
Thanks Mike, I look forward to hearing from you.
Great help Mike.
"Article 110.26" is from what code?
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