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Can you mount an electrical panel face up?
Sunday, September 5, 2021
“Panelboards shall not be mounted in the face-up position,” according to the National Electrical Code (NEC 408.43). But the code does allow you to mount an electrical panel face-down, with the requirement that any breakers or switches be not higher than 6-foot 7-inches above the floor [NEC 240.24(A)].
Also see our articles What is the maximum allowed height of a circuit breaker (OCPD) above the floor? and Can an electric panel be mounted sideways-horizontally? and Can I mount an electric panel upside down?
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