Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for Entrance and Egress

Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for Entrance and Egress

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

All questions and answers are based on the 2014 NEC.

Q. What are the NEC requirements for entrance and egress from electrical equipment working spaces?

A. At least one entrance of sufficient area must provide access to and egress from the working space [110.26(C)(1)]. An entrance to and egress from each end of the working space of electrical equipment rated 1,200A or more that’s over 6 ft wide is required. The opening must be a

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