Height of basement outlet

Old 06-25-03, 01:14 PM
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Height of basement outlet

Hi guys,
I'm finishing my basement and about to put in the electrical outlets but this guy told me that I have to put the outlet at least 4 feet above the concrete floor because it is in basement. The builder didn't do that, they put some in at about 1.5 feet above the floor. What should I do? I know that we have to meet the duilding code otherwise the inspector will reject it.

I live in lincoln, NE. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Old 06-25-03, 04:12 PM
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In most areas, and according to the National Electrical Code, there is no minimum height. If you live in a flood plain, your city may have stricter codes. A two-minute phone call to the bulding department will identify any applicable local codes.

Since the builder put them 1.5' off the floor, I really doubt if what "this guy" told you is correct. "This guy" is famous for very bad advice.
Old 06-26-03, 05:56 AM
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Thanks, John. I'll make phone call to the city building department.

About "this guy", I think the same way. He is probably good at bad advice.

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