Plumbing & Electrical question

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by Rysis, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Rysis

    Rysis New Member

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    Hello,

    I am in the process of renovating a ranch home and I'm considering the installation of a sewage pump in the basement to add a extra bath and wash room. At some point I would like to finish this space for an entertainment area. The question I have run into is that the most direct run to the sewage line would route the pipe in front of the electrical box. Is there a specified distance that I need to be away from the box?

    Thanks!

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  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    There are codes that specify clearances, but I don't know the specifics. You may want to post this on the electrical forum.
  3. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    I think this is the elec forum. But anyway I doubt it. Some unions or flexible pipe in that area might be kind to the electricians, and get it up tight to the ceiling. Or perhaps a few feet outwards, then elbow back in.
  4. DonL

    DonL Out of the Trades

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    Not sure if this thread was moved. Maybe could have.

    But you should not have a problem, If it already passed the electrical inspection.
  5. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    The area from the floor to a height of 6 feet above or the finish ceiling and 3 feet out is dictated to the panel and Nothing can be installed in that area.

    What you don’t want is sewage leaking onto the panel.
  6. Rysis

    Rysis New Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone!
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