Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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That rule was first added to the 1981 NEC, and if that equipment was added too, or worked on after the rule became effective it could be a good reason to cite it and have it relocated. Check the local permit files.
I live in a building where unit panelboards are in clothes closets. So be it, say nothing and keep out of trouble.
If you are asked to give an opinion tell them to make sure the closet doesn't contain excessive storage.
I will bet there are 1000's of them in closets around the country that are never accessed. One way to discover if new circuits have been added is to take a look at the directory, if any, to see if the new circuits were added, that too is likely never to happen especially when most installations are bootlegged anyway, meaning no permit or benefit of inspection by the local AHJ.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant