Receptacle Placement


Old 07-03-04, 09:29 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 76
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Receptacle Placement

I just finished up my subpanel project and all seems well. I have voltage where it is supposed to be and the breaker isn't tripping. New question. I know there is a code for the placement of receptacles in the primary dwelling but does it apply to outbuildings? (sheds/detached garages). That is, can I place the receptacles at 36 to 48 inches to work around shop tables and to they have to be a uniform distance apart?


Sponsored Links
Old 07-03-04, 09:49 PM
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 18,497
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Code doesn't differential between main building and outbuilding. But it does differentiate between finished living space and unfinished space. There are no requirements for unfinished non-living space, so you can put the receptacles wherever you want them. But if you put receptacles in such spaces, you must of course provide on GFCI protection.
Old 07-06-04, 04:41 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Originally Posted by lamartin1965
... That is, can I place the receptacles at 36 to 48 inches to work around shop tables ...
If you're placing receptacles for a workshop, consider the height on the wall. If you intend to lean plywood against the walls, place your receptacles so you have at least 48" of clearance below the receptacles. This is not a code issue, just a practical item for you to consider.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: