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Standard heights to put electrical outlets for washing machine and dryer?

Standard heights to put electrical outlets for washing machine and dryer?


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Old 12-29-13, 08:22 AM
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Standard heights to put electrical outlets for washing machine and dryer?

Is there a commonly accepted height at which to install the electrical outlets for a washing machine and dryer?
 
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Old 12-29-13, 08:45 AM
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I like to install them near or above the top of the units so the cords are easily accessible.
 
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Old 12-29-13, 02:42 PM
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There is not code for it, but I like to do as PC and place them higher, about 48" from the floor. Some people do not like to see them so then I will go about 36".
 

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Tolyn, do you mean 48" and 36" as measured from floor to the top of the electrical outlet box?
 
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Old 12-30-13, 06:45 AM
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To the top, so 46" and 34" to center, but really you can place them anyplace you want.
 
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Old 12-30-13, 09:02 AM
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I like to install them near or above the top of the units so the cords are easily accessible.
I also like to see the receptacles above the machines, makes for easier access as well.
 
 

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