National Electrical Installation Standards

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Question:

Hello,

I have a question; I have an electrical breaker box in my kitchen. Covered with a cabinet door is that acceptable?

Sandra Nelson
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Answer:

Hi Sandra,

Thanks for the question. There is not a lot of information provided here to ensure an accurate response to your specific installation. Based on what is provided, if the panelboard is accessible by opening a kitchen cabinet door, there appears to be violations of the minimum required working spaces in accordance with NEC 110.26, which addresses the minimum width, height and depth of required working spaces around electrical equipment.

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