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Old 09-04-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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What would be my height per code that an outlet needs to be above a hotwater baseboard heater (non electrical baseboard)?
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Not entirely sure, but I can tell you my experience and maybe it will help. My first house had old 7" high cast iron baseboard. I placed outlets 12" on center from the floor, and they all passed inspection. So the bottom of the outlet boxes were only about 2-3" up from the top of the radiator, and that was apparently fine.

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Not entirely sure, but I can tell you my experience and maybe it will help. My first house had old 7" high cast iron baseboard. I placed outlets 12" on center from the floor, and they all passed inspection. So the bottom of the outlet boxes were only about 2-3" up from the top of the radiator, and that was apparently fine.
7" is about the height of my baseboard and I was planning on 14 to 15" above the floor so that would be a 7" to 8" clearance in my case. I did see that it was against code to put outlets aboce electrical (convection) baseboards that apparently doesn't apply here?
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Im unaware of any code restrictions on receptacle height or clearance to the baseboard in this circumstance.
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.... I did see that it was against code to put outlets aboce electrical (convection) baseboards that apparently doesn't apply here?
There is no specific Code requirement about the placement of electrical outlets above baseboard heaters.

You might be thinking of section 110.3(B) of the Code concerning the use and installation of listed and labeled utilization equipment. By referring to manufacturer's instructions, which prohibit the placement of outlets above such units.
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Im unaware of any code restrictions on receptacle height or clearance to the baseboard in this circumstance.
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