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How close can an electrical panel be to a toilet?

Monday, June 27, 2022

The National Electrical Code [NEC 240.24(D)] does not allow installation of a panel in a bathroom, and it has been prohibited since the 1993 edition of the code. So a panel cannot be installed in a room with a toilet. For a list of other locations where an electrical panel is prohibited, go to our blog post Where are electrical breaker panels not allowed by code? 

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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about ELECTRICAL PANELS:

What causes copper wires to turn green or black in an electric panel?  

What is the maximum number of circuit breakers allowed in an electric panel?

When should a corroded or damaged electric panel cabinet or disconnect box be replaced? 

What is a tandem circuit breaker? 

When did arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers first become required?

Can you add circuit breakers by different manufacturers to an electric panel if they fit?

My circuit breaker won't reset. What's wrong?  

What is a split bus electric panel?

How do I identify a combination AFCI (CAFCI) circuit breaker? 

What does a circuit breaker with a yellow or white test button indicate? 

What is the difference between GFCI and AFCI circuit breakers? 

Why are old electrical components not always "grandfathered" as acceptable by home inspectors?

What does it mean when a wire is "overstripped" at a circuit breaker?

Why is an old fuse panel dangerous?  

Who is the manufacturer of those "bad" electric panels?

What is a double tap at a circuit breaker?

What is the right electric wire size for a circuit breaker in an electric panel?

What is the life expectancy of a circuit breaker? 

What is the right size electric panel for a house? 

• What do I need to know about buying a whole house surge protector? 

• What is the maximum height you can mount an electric panel above the floor? 

• What is the code required clearance in front of an electric panel? 

   Visit our ELECTRIC PANELS page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.


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