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  • Sub Panel Physical Location

    Just purchased a house with a 3 car garage (shop). I would like to locate a sub panel near the garage service door as indicated in the photo. What are the NEC rules for:
    1. How close to the service door ( corner) can I place it?
    2. What is the clear space needed? (located within a 30" wide clear space?)
    3. Can I surface mount it on the house wall (fire rated) or MUST I have a backer board?

    The pre-purchase house inspector and an electrician suggested a sub panel for the garage as the 200A house panel is full and not readely accessable for making all the runs I'll need in the shop. The sub panel will be directly connected to the service entrance which is only 5 feet away from the garage service door. I'm in the early planning stages for the shop.
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    Jim
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