Outside breaker box to equipment pad diststance required?

firefox2017

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Mar 24, 2017
29
Uniontown
Hey guys - county inspector was on site today. Our electrician placed breaker box directly behind equipment pad attached to our siding (about 2' from equipment). Inspection failed because of this. I did not get a chance to talk to the inspector. Anyone have idea why box can't be behind pad? Already hole in wall for the box so it's a shame. Thx
 

Jimrahbe

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ff,

Do you have to climb over the equipment to get the box? If so, I think that would be the reason.

Post a pic if you can.

That said, it matters little what we think as we are not the inspector... :p

Jim R.
 

firefox2017

Active member
Mar 24, 2017
29
Uniontown
Yeah that is what I was thinking too. Electrician moved box to one side of pad - hopefully that passes. The inspector did not leave good directions so we'll see!