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redbandit 01-01-2008 09:45 PM

Code for Outlet Placement in Basement
Is there a minimum height requirement for outlets in a basement? In other words, can they be installed along the baseboard or do they have to be a certain height above the slab?

bigMikeB 01-01-2008 10:44 PM

Any height you like.

Kingfisher 01-01-2008 11:17 PM

Above fema flood level, but if you have a basement thats probably not an issue

redbandit 01-02-2008 12:45 AM

Thanks for the replies!

FEMA flood level? Is that the same specification as the flood plain or is that a more stringent specification? I know that the house and basement are not in a flood plain.

Speedy Petey 01-02-2008 06:09 AM

If this will be a habitable room, the "required" receptacles cannot be more than 5'6" off the floor. Aside from that do anything you want.

redbandit 01-02-2008 10:13 AM

Thanks bigmike, kingfisher, and speedy, those were the answers I wanted to hear.:thumbup:

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