Is it wise to install service panel on outside of house?
You all have given me a good and entertaining education! Thanks. I have asked some more questions of one of the installation bidders, and he said that code requires only that there be a 30" clear space somewhere beneath the panel, not necessarily centered under it as I had thought based on what some contractors said. Since the clear space can start under the left edge of the panel and extend to the right 30", I can make that work inside since I can move the dryer just out from under left edge of the panel, and I can easily clear 30" to the right.
Does that agree with what you all know about code, or could that be specific to Oregon or Salem where I live?