Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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I live in North Kingstown, RI one of your "southern neighbors." ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)
I am selling my mother in laws home. The breaker box in her house has a
missing panel cover. I have no idea where it went to. I've looked everywhere in
R.I. and on the Internet and cannot locate one.
I am going to fabricate a new cover since it's easier/cheaper than replacing
the entire panel. My question is this:
I will replace the front panel with cut-outs for the individual breakers. Do
I also need to fabricate a door that covers the breaker handles? To be 100%
clear I am going to make a flat, steel panel that will cover the entire
front of the box and allow the front of the breakers to poke through. Would
it be OK to have the circuit breaker handles exposed (Where they could
possibly be bumped?) or do they need to be enclosed too?
Thanks for your input.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant