View Full Version : Main Electric Panel in Closet

Stephen G Sheldon
08-26-2008, 05:08 PM
How would you report this condition (major repair/safety issue) or is it even necessary? The workmanship looks good but I realize the location is not ideal.

Vern Heiler
08-26-2008, 05:17 PM
How would you report this condition

The panel in question "is missing".:)

Stephen G Sheldon
08-26-2008, 05:22 PM
Cute, Vern but whats that mean?

Ted Menelly
08-26-2008, 05:30 PM
Cute, Vern but whats that mean?

You did not add a pic. You stated the question like you were going to show the panel.

Many well, thusands, who knows how many electric panels in older homes were in the closet. They never should have been there.

You have to tell your folks that it may have once been allowed but is and has not been allowed
for safety reason for, well ever.(might as well be forever.

Even if you tell them of this you have to think of the clearance to the sides and the working clearance to the front. This is one of the big working on safety issues. Hanging clothes around it is a safety issue. If they are like half of them I find near where I live the panel itself FPE and such is a write up in itself. The suggestion to the client at the minimum would be to open that end of the closet so it is no longer in there or move it from the closet. It depends on the situation in the home you are inspecting.

The picture would give you a lot more for folks to write about.

Your question is it a big deal


Stephen G Sheldon
08-26-2008, 05:49 PM

Thanks for your response. I don't have a picture but I got the basics of what you are saying.

Jerry Peck
08-26-2008, 07:05 PM
Cute, Vern but whats that mean?

What Vern meant was that you posted a post with no question or information in it.

Then, after having to look around at what you meant, the light came on - 'Oh, it is the heading to the thread.'

It is better for all if the thread identified what the question was about (yours did), then the post contained the actual question and information (yours lacked the question, so I am sure that Vern and I were not the only ones thrown off by what you were asking).

It is possible that Ted 'got it' immediately, good for Ted if he did.

I 'got it' after several seconds looking around for whateveritwas you were asking, then 'Oh, there it is in the heading.'