In treading lightly and not wanting to bug the local inspector too much, what is the generally accepted minimum distance to be maintained from the nearest window when mounting a main disconnect box ?
In my situation there is a basement tilt out window that maybe swings out 3″ max. and no way anyone could reach out from it and also the window is high above a kitchen sink.
I am upgrading my system to 200 amps and there will be a new meter base and a main disconnect to be mounted to the right of it, and the nearest window is farther to the right of the main disconnect location.
The reason I’m posing this question is I’ve been told 4 feet and this puts the assembly too close to where a concrete staircase comes down and narrows the passage way. 3 feet would be perfect but maybe not kosher with the inspector.
Can’t do any digging for burying the conduit or jackhammering away at the sidewalk until this detail is worked out.
(I did leave a message with the inspector but they’re very very busy and not sure if I’ll get a reply.)
Any feedback would be appreciated.
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