outlet hight


Old 01-26-01, 06:15 AM
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100 year old house in NJ has outlets located within the
base boards approximately 6 inches from the floor. I'm
adding outlets to a newly remodeled room and would like
to know if there are any code requirements for the outlet
hight? I really would like them at most 12" from the
floor -- will this be okay?

Any information would be truly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-26-01, 06:24 AM
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The only height guideline for residential wall receptacles is to not exceed 5 1/2 feet. This is only in regards to the stardard spacing and minimum required number of receptacles, in other words any receptacle higher than 5 1/2 feet from the floor would not count toward the minimum number of receptacles required for that room. There is no minimum. I personally think 12" on center is a good (and fairly standard) height.
Old 01-26-01, 11:33 AM
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electricians here (in NJ) normally use a regular hammer (not a framing hammer), stand it on the handle end, and scribe a line on the stud with the claw. This is the bottom of the box.
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