Code Quiz: Dedicated Space for Outdoor Equipment

NEC rules on dedicated space for outdoor metal piping installations

NEMA 3R service equipment is installed outdoors on the exterior wall of a building. The service equipment is 2 ft – 0 in. in depth, 7 ft – 7 in. in height, and 20 ft – 2 in. length. A metal piping system, which contain liquids and is coupled together, installed directly over the service equipment at an elevation of 13 ft – 0 in. above grade, or 5 ft – 5 in. above the top of the equipment. Is this installation permitted per the 2014 NEC?

A. Yes. The

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