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Old 09-04-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Garage outlet location

How far from the bay door and how High off the Floor? I would like to have an outlet as close to the bay door as possible to eliminate dragging extension cords across the entire floor when vacumming vehicles in the driveway. Appreciate the feedback TY


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Old 09-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thank you I thought that there may be a higher from the ground than normal requirement for Garages?
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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My entrance and breaker box is located in the narrow wall (3' wide) between the door opening and the side wall. Original work (inspected) and looked at and inspected during recent new circuits and modifications. (last was 1 year ago). I have a 20 amp GFCI dulex out located slightly below and on the same plywood mounting board and within 1' of the overhead opening. I also have another receptacle on the the other side of the overhead door.

You are definitely right about the convenience. I also keep a coiled, unplugged extension cord near the outlet.

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In the garage I like the outlets about 3' off the ground
Just easier to reach
I'll have outlets spread around the 2 doors
One on each side of the garage near the doors & another on the wall between the doors
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I have two outlets near the garage door - both at about waist level to make it easy to plug/unplug items, and both dedicated 20 amp circuits.

My air compressor sits near the door using one of the circuits, allowing the air hose to reach anywhere in the garage and driveway both.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:30 PM   #7
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Hip level is where I have mine. I am 6'-4", and they come out at around 42" from the floor of the Garage. It really depends on your preference, but personally I hate garage outlets that are too low (18" from floor), and ones that are out of reach (only in the ceiling, or clear across in the other bay, but none in the one that you need).

The other thought, is you may want to just look at using Shop Vac's unit that you can hang on the wall. Now, if attached Garage, what is your thought about installing a whole house Vacuum?
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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Personally, I'd consider putting one inside the garage conveniently located for use by the door, and put one outside (GFI'd/in-use cover) for use in/near the driveway.



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