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Agreement on Main breaker Box location?
IS there any national agreement on where the main electrical panel (breaker box) should be in a residential home?
-Do all the codes say something different?
Some places its inside and some they seem to be outside (so the fire dept can turn off the electricity? Anyone else could too!!)
- Do they keep changing? Seems when I was a kid, it was
near the kitchen sink (dumb- near water),
then my first two homes it was in the master bedroom closet (dumb- lots of clothes to burn),
then my third house its in the utility room (behind a shower stall (dumb- water again)
some I see in garages
and a time in the 80s for 2 stories they said put it on the stairs between 1st and 2nd floor.
Whats going on, has it been standardized?
Seems due to the EMF scare it should be away from where you sleep