Wire height

Old 11-20-07, 07:50 PM
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Wire height

On new home construction is the any specific height to run wire horizontally through the stud bays in walls?
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No. Whatever works. You may want to avoid the obvious picture height.
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It's usually run 8-12" above the receptacle height, or 8-12" above the switch height. You want to stay away from common nail locations, baseboards, chair-rail height, picture frame height, and at the top of the wall in case crown molding is installed. Granted, the carpenters should be using short enough nails that it isn't a problem... but one never knows.

It does help though if all your holes line up, it's easier to pull the wire and ends up looking cleaner (if you're having it inspected).

Good luck!
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Depends on how tall your helper is with the angle drill resting on his knee... I guess about 20-22" off the floor is typical.

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