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Large distance between washer and dryer

Scott Crawford
2 months ago

I purchased a new-to-me home where the electrical panel is in a code-non-compliant location. It’s blocked by/over the washer and dryer. I want to refresh the electrical panel and am trying to avoid additional holes in the exterior house and limit costs. I’m considering upgrading the electrical panel in the current location and (for code complaince) putting a portable/temporary table between the washer and dryer to get around the code problem. Wondering how this would be viewed in a real estate transaction ten years down the road. From what I can see, the code requires about 30” of space (width) of the electrical panel.

I’m concerned that any decisions I make now are just making the financial implications higher down the road.

Thanks for any feedback.

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