Optimal switch height?

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Old 09-05-17, 07:56 AM
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Optimal switch height?

What is the optimal height to set the *BOTTOM* of the switch box when it comes to drywall mudding? I have seen multiple answers but am not sure which option is best for when it comes time to mud the horizontal joints.
 
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Optimal switch height near horizontal drywall seam?

What would be a good height to have switch boxes for when it comes time to mud the horizontal drywall joints? Switch centered between the two sheets, or have it so that the top sheet rests on top of the switch box and that the bottom sheet has to have the entire box size cut out from three sides?

Is it easier to mud the switch in the center of the seam or easier to make the seam flush when the switch is lower on the seam or not even in the horizontal seam at all?
 
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Typical is 48" but there is no one allowed height.
 
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Old 09-05-17, 08:52 AM
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If the finishers are using boxes, its best if the box is centered so they can roll right over it. But in the grand scheme of things it really doesnt matter... they will work around it no matter where it is.
 
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