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+1 check codes for clearance to the sides and in front of a breaker box. Not sure if that closet is large enough for the breaker box, without the rack. I think it's thirty six inches in front of the panel and thirty inches side to side. It does not need to be centered in the thirty inch side to side space.
The AHJ would say no to a rack in the same closet as a breaker box, if the clearances are not met.
But, I have a similar issue with my mechanical room - not quite to code, with a sub panel breaker box near my rack, but it's almost enough space. Because it's close, I'm going to great lengths to make the rack mobile, with quick disconnect patches for all incoming cables. For speaker wires, I am planning on using Neutrik SpeakOn connectors.
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