Minimum height for outlets in basement


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Old 04-04-05, 08:32 AM
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Question Minimum height for outlets in basement

Hi,

I have been searching around for information on any code for outlets in the basement. I don't have a codebook.

Is there a minimum height off the floor that the outlets have to be? I would imagine maybe there is, due to the possiblity of basements flooding. I know that they have to be GCFI, but I can't find any height requirements.

If I don't find any requirements, I was thinking 24" off the floor.

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Eric
 
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Old 04-04-05, 11:01 AM
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No miniumum.
 
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Old 04-04-05, 11:05 AM
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hi
standard height is 16 in center of box

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Old 04-04-05, 11:08 AM
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The "normal" distance from the floor is the length of a regular hammer, so 12 to 16 inches.
 

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Old 04-04-05, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for the replies.

Eric
 
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Old 04-04-05, 12:39 PM
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One additional item of note: if you're talking about a finished basement, you don't need GFCI for your general receptacles in finished spaces.
 
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Old 04-04-05, 01:26 PM
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Another thing to think about. If this is an unfinished basement then go higher. Many people like to take into account things like a piece of plywood (or other 4 foot wide material) against the wall, and put their receptacles just higher than that when wiring a garage or unfinished basement.
 
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Old 04-04-05, 05:45 PM
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Remember; standard, normal, typical, are not code heights. Like Racraft said, there is no minimum or maximum, unless it is a required receptacle like the one required if there is equipment in the basement.

I persoanlly do 48" in unfinished basements.
 
 

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