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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 48.1. Enclosures for Damp or Wet Locations

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§2485.1. Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, Fittings, Boxes, and Panelboard Enclosures.

(a) Cabinets, cutout boxes, fittings, boxes, and panelboard enclosures in damp or wet locations shall be installed so as to prevent moisture or water from entering and accumulating within the enclosures and shall be mounted so there is at least 0.25 in. (6.35 mm) airspace between the enclosure and the wall or other supporting surface.

Exception: Nonmetallic enclosures may be installed without the airspace on a concrete, masonry, tile, or similar surface.

(b) Enclosures shall be weatherproof in wet locations.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New article 48.1 (sections 2485.1-2485.2) and section filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to LaborCode 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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