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    Default Main water line next to service panel

    Inspecting a house today built in 1970 and found the water main water line entry is beside the electrical service panel. Is there a violation with this?? Thanks

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    Default Re: Main water line next to service panel

    "next to" - okay ... not smart, but 'okay'

    "over" - baaad ... and not smart

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    Default Re: Main water line next to service panel

    I have called out two main water shut offs located above over a bit...if the tap ever started to leak, while using it. buzzzzt...in both cases re routing the plumbing was a very simple fix...but my mind still has trouble thinking that they actually installed it that way. The second trade should have said something...the AHJ should have said something....


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    Default Re: Main water line next to service panel

    in my area there was no building dept till 1972 or so. i have seen that many times and always call out the hazard and an upgrade recommendation.
    i also have found quite a few bathrooms added above with the toilet right above the panel. brings a few desciptive terms to mind


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    Default Re: Main water line next to service panel

    If some thing appears to be a hazard,call it out,better to be safe than sorry,of course common sense should prevail.


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    Default Re: Main water line next to service panel

    An example of violating common sense but not code. However, note the galvanized to copper connection.


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    Default Re: Main water line next to service panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen G View Post
    I have called out two main water shut offs located above over a bit...if the tap ever started to leak, while using it. buzzzzt...
    Please explain what you mean by "buzzzzt".
    Are you suggesting if the panel gets dripped on it will buzz?


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