If a breaker panel is located in the corner of a basement bathroom and the space can be framed like a closet with its own door (about 3x4 feet) would this make it legal?
As far as I'm aware yes as long as it's framed in and has its own door then it's a okay. However I'm not licensed Carpenter not a licensed electrician so I recommend you contact a trusted Pro electrician contractor in your local area to confirm
This is a grey area actually, while it is clear in the code, the does not address what a room is. The code prohibits you from putting a panel in a closet , but the panel can be put in a utility room; or other area associated such a laundry room. So the trick is, if I can use that term, is that the room needs to be bigger then a closet, but small enough that you do not lose too much space for your bathroom (still need the 1 metre clearance) and cannot block the panel by storing material, shelves etc in front of it.
I have found usually the easiest way is to flip the room around if possible so you have to enter the utility room before going to the bathroom.
J.L. Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME
Datawise Solutions Inc
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