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Old 07-16-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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Breaker box mounted on floor ??

Can I mount the breaker box on floor ?
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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ummm

First thing that comes to mind -- fluids...... running into the box... conductive fluids.

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Old 07-16-2018, 05:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, a breaker box operates in any orientation.

"Should" you mount it on the floor?

The main considerations are that the box should be protected from damage (including that caused by dirt, dust, liquids, etc getting into it) and that it should be accessible. A place where the installation is practical is convenient, too -- it needs to go somewhere such that the wires can get into the box, and your hands and a screwdriver can get inside to make connections, etc.

If you meant for it to be oriented vertically, up against a wall, with the bottom edge touching the floor, sure that seems reasonable (though inconvenient to have to lay down to work in it). If you meant for it to be down with its back flat on the floor, I'd suggest looking for a better alternative.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:31 AM   #4
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It would be under the couch which will be easily accessible, with plenty of room surrounding the box. Would mounting it on a 2-3" platform to avoid dust and accidental liquid spills be smart? It would save me room on the upright part of the couch, where the couch back leans on the wall, if that makes sense.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:34 AM   #5
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Stavilove,

Pick up the current copy of the NEC code book. It has a section for wiring RVs. If the code is followed during your installation it should reduce the risk of fire or electrocution. Also if your insuarance company or state requires an inspection of the skoolie it is much more likely to pass if it is installled to NEC code. I would not put a service panel on the floor or behind anything. It needs to be readilly accesable in case of emergency.

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Old 07-17-2018, 09:20 AM   #6
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Any panel is a fire hazard due to heat developed when on. It needs ventilation but under a couch is just looking for trouble. And nobody, and I mean nobody wants to work on something that low and inaccessible.

What ever gave you this idea to mount low on the floor or elsewhere rather than a conventional mount?


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ok thanks guys for input! i wanted to mount on floor as to save space from it sticking out of the wall behind the couch, but i will rethink placement now
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