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Old 09-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Is there a minimum height that a generator inlet box must be off the ground to meet code?

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Since you didn't put your location then, I wouldn't put it any lower than your average snowfall is.

If you're in South America, no worries

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Better yet, if snow is a possibility, put it under a covered deck or porch if you have one.
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Sorry. Sparta, NJ. It is going in a patio area that has a roof so I'm not worried about the snow height luckily. Just want to make sure it's at the appropriate height to meet code.
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Ask your AHJ if there is a maximum height.

Personally, I like them above waist level. Lets you look up into it without having to lie on the ground or bend like a contortionist. Putting them to low can be a pain.
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The OP was asking for a minimum.

Since there is no overcurrent device in the inlet box, there may not be a maximum.

If it's considered a means of disconnect, then I'd say the max height is 6' 7".
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Ask your AHJ if there is a maximum height.

Personally, I like them above waist level. Lets you look up into it without having to lie on the ground or bend like a contortionist. Putting them to low can be a pain.
Sorry but I'm not familiar with the acronym "AHJ". What does that stand for?
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AHJ= authority having jurisdiction aka inspector
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