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Old 07-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Bathroom plugs --is there a required height above counter tops for electric outlets???

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I keep mine at around 48" from finished floor height.

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Put it where you see fit, you know how high your counter is. Just make sure you have a GFI if it's under 3' from your sink.
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Umm wirepuller, Bathrooms are considered "Wet Zones", and no matter where the outlet is, it MUST be GFCI protected. Even in a powder room, you have to protect the outlet with a GFCI protected circuit.
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Bathroom plugs --is there a required height above counter tops for electric outlets???
At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed within 3 ft. of the outside edge of each basin, and it must be GFCI protected, and supplied by a 20 amp branch circuit.


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Make sure you leave room for the back lip of vanity top. We just did a kitchen and the designer and engineer missed that. Walls were tiled already so their nice industrial kitchen sink now has a 12 inch stainless steel back with squares cut out to allow access to the plugs :D.
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Standard vanities are 30". Counters are about an inch, and backsplash is about 4". We usually put bathroom outlets at 40" to center.

Be careful, kitchen height bathroom vanities are becoming more and more popular. Those are 36" tall without backspash or countertop.

Also keep in mind where the bottom of your mirror is going to end up. For this reason alone, I like to install the GFI on the side wall.

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