Hi guys one other question on this if you don’t mind. When looking at the electrical panel 30”clearance, I found this article and thought I would run it by you.
It was the first I have heard this. I think internachi just says 30” but I always assumed it was from one side of the panel to the possible obstruction.
This is a VERY misinterpreted section of the code, especially by lay people and home inspectors. Most homeowners and likewise simply think a water heater cannot be near a panel, for what reason I don’t know.
Basically, the panel can be anywhere in the 30" width working space. There is no mention of center of the panel or otherwise. Meaning, the panel can be at the extreme side of the 30" space as long as the space is clear for 30".
Here is a clear graphic from ©Mike Holt: