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    Default Main line behind electrical system

    Hi everyone,

    Is it legal to have the main drain line passing behind the electrical system ?

    Thank you for your help !

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    Default Re: Main line behind electrical system

    I see the old drain line cleanout below the electrical panels. I don't see a shock hazard in those two pics.

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    Default Re: Main line behind electrical system

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I see the old drain line cleanout below the electrical panels. I don't see a shock hazard in those two pics.
    The drain is not my worry, the spaghetti wire system does.


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    Default Re: Main line behind electrical system

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Tag View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Is it legal to have the main drain line passing behind the electrical system ?

    Thank you for your help !
    Should be ok. I seen drain line above the panel in newer townhome.
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    Default Re: Main line behind electrical system

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Tag View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Is it legal to have the main drain line passing behind the electrical system ?

    Thank you for your help !
    Short answer, not usually. Refer to NEC 110.26 (F)(1)(a) through (F)(1)(d), Dedicated Equipment Space. But, are you doing a home inspection or Code Inspection. In this case what you see is what you get unless there is a hazard.

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    Default Re: Main line behind electrical system

    [QUOTE=keithsines;222519]Short answer, not usually. Refer to NEC 110.26 (F)(1)(a) through (F)(1)(d), Dedicated Equipment Space. But, are you doing a home inspection or Code Inspection. In this case what you see is what you get unless there is a hazard


    Yes there is dedicated equipment space and there is dedicated work space. As others have stated, I would not concern myself if I were a HI unless you see a hazard. There is concern if piping (especially water) is above electrical equipment. A messy wiring job is not necessarly a hazard, but a DIY job. The NM cable hanging down near pipe in pic is a hazard.
    I would refer to 'electrician evaluation' just to cover butt, because you just know there is some skeletons in them there closets.


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