48" wall plugs

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Old 11-01-07, 01:51 PM
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48" wall plugs

According to several electrical do-it-yourself books,I originally installed the wall plugs in my detached garage at 12" off the floor. The building inspector said I need to raise them to 18" due to vapors sometimes found in garages. I am considering mounting them at 48" so they will be at a convenient level for work benches I might install in the future. Are 48" plugs in a garage legal?
 
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Yes..........good luck with your project.
 
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The 18" rule only applies in commercial applications unless you have a local code requirement.
 
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Mine are at 48" and I like that height.
 
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I prefer the 48 inch, or maybe even 50 inch height. At that height the receptacles won't get hidden behind a piece of plywood leaning against the wall.

As an aside, there is no minimum height for receptacles on a residential garage wall. (barring a local requirement). The inspector may be confused.
 
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Old 11-02-07, 07:39 AM
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I prefer the 48 inch, or maybe even 50 inch height. At that height the receptacles won't get hidden behind a piece of plywood leaning against the wall.

As an aside, there is no minimum height for receptacles on a residential garage wall. (barring a local requirement). The inspector may be confused.
Thanks everyone, the 18" requirement is a local code. I'll change the bottom of the box to 48" this weekend.
 
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