Stumped by the Code? Electrical Panel Working Space Rules

Stumped by the Code? Electrical Panel Working Space Rules

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

All questions and answers are based on the 2017 NEC.

Q. What are the working space rules around the electrical panel, according to the NEC?

A. For the purpose of safe operation and maintenance of equipment, access and working space must be provided about all electrical equipment [110.26].

NEC Table 110.26(A)(1)

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