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You cannot do what you propose. This would create a new installation that would have to meet current code. As you describe this would not even be close to making the clearances. You can however flip the panel around 180 deg where it is now and cover it with a picture or something else that is temporary. You could even simply paint the cover the same as the ...


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OK, you have a few questions, but the short answer is "no". As you say, you need a minimum of 36"x30" space in front of the panel. If this is going to pass inspection I don't see how 18x14 is even remotely plausible. If the space is 30" wide maybe you could wait until after the inspection to frame the door in, but of course that defeats the letter and ...


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Sometimes new construction is easier in that you know exactly what the house is built of. If you're in an older house there may be more and more surprises which make the project harder and harder. The time estimate would vary depending on this contractor's crew size. It sounds like he has a very small crew (maybe of 1 or 2) and that is reflected in his ...


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My suspicion is that the ceiling joists are lapped over that beam, something like: So moving the beam is nearly impossible without major structural work. Furthermore, in the basement, under the post there is likely a footer. You'd need to crack the concrete floor and dig a 20 inch deep hole and fill it with concrete and rebar for the new post location ...


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You would certainly need to consult a structural engineer and get all plans approved and permitted before beginning work. It will be expensive but since you indicate willingness here goes.... It is completely possible to relocate that post. The question will always be price and design. In my humble opinion the work isn't even all that difficult once you know ...


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No it is not feasible to change that post. It could be moved but it would have to go into the kitchen more, which I am sure would make matters worse for you. So the answer would be no. Moving it would be pretty much redoing the supports for the house. Also you said that this house needs major renovations. Just a suggestion from a long-time flipper... ...


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What's involved is more money than you could possibly want to spend. Incorporating it into an island would be expensive enough: (nothing would be acceptable esthetically without a complete structural re-work)



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