Receptacle Height in Garage ?


Old 08-06-06, 07:56 AM
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Receptacle Height in Garage ?

Hi Guys.....Great site with excellent information.
I was wondering what height my receptacles need to be in my detached garage. I've heard 40" and 48" ....Also, do I need just one GFCI outlet or should they all be GFCI protected ? Thanks a lot. Tony.
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Old 08-06-06, 08:02 AM
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I use 48".
All readily accessible (ie: the ceiling is not considered readily accessible) 120v, 15 & 20 amp receptacles must be GFI protected. They do not all have to be GFI devices.
Old 08-06-06, 08:09 AM
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They can be whatever height you want. But if they are readily accessable they must be gfi protected.
Old 08-06-06, 11:12 AM
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When I wired my garage I put everything at about 4 ft off the floor. I dont think there is a code rquirng this but it is a handy hiegth. Garages havw a tendency to become cluttered so make sure you put a couple of outlets in places they would never be blocked. I have twelve outlets in my garage and I think I may have ready acces to 4 of them with out moving something. Ive found just inside doors usually stays pretty clear, an outside outlet is nice too.
Old 08-06-06, 03:25 PM
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Outlet Height

Thanks for your input guys. I appreciate your help. - Tony.
Old 08-06-06, 03:47 PM
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Figure out your ideal workbench or cabinet height and add 4-6". That way you set up your garage as a shop or whatever in the future without a problem.

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