Electrical breaker panel location?

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Posted by: from Gatineau
12/3/2018 at 2:24:07 PM

Hi there,

My question should be easy for you :)

Im renovating and found that my toilet is right over the electrical breaker panel in basement.. and wondering if that is legal. If anything leeks on all the wiring and panel..

** I know it doesn't seem right lol !! But can I leave it there??

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time12/3/2018 at 7:50:28 PM

toilet OVER the panel?? the next floor above? That is not a code problem. Leaks are not planned, but plumbers aren't always on the "level"...

If it worries you, build a covering to keep the panel dry in the event of a drain bursting.

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Date/Time12/5/2018 at 9:55:05 AM

Hi Shawn

I agree with Robert, there are no electrical codes that are violated. Some municipalities will prohibit the running of water and sewer lines above or near the electrical installation such as this, but that is a local building / plumbing code issue and not an electrical code.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell, ME, CD

Master Eelectrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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