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Old 11-27-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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How far up from the floor do you put the kitchen plug ins? Does 48" sound right? How far apart are they usually?

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I put them 48" to top and plenty of them.Counter tops use them.

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Receptacles? I do 48" AFF (above finished floor).

How far apart? There is no single answer.
Any wall counter space 12" or more.
Within 24" of an end of a counter.
Then every 48" maximum.
Peninsula spaces require a receptacle. So do islands.
These are code minimums.

Are you doing a kitchen reno? There are a LOT of codes involved.
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I put them 48" to top
Do the sheetrockers appreaciate it?
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Do the sheetrockers appreaciate it?
This matters NOT in the big picture.
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Are you doing a kitchen reno? There are a LOT of codes involved.
No, building new.

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No, building new.
Wow.
OK.
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Just make sure you follow the codes for new kitchens and have that inspected when you are done with it.

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Interesting post here as I was re-locating some electrical duplex outlets for an older lady recently because she was having a hard time bending over to reach them. I was putting them 48" FFL also, splicing into the existing boxes and putting a cover over the old boxes. And YES, I'm licensed to do this. I happened to mention this to an electrician at breakfast one morning and he adamantly told me that NEC would not allow an electrical duplex outlet to be over 18" FFL--PERIOD. He bluntly stated that HE knew NEC and local codes very well. Not to argue with him I just replied "But this lady is handicapped and has a sticker in her car". His reply: "OH, well, that may be permissible then." If you can't dazzle 'em with diamonds----Buffalo them with BS.
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Do the sheetrockers appreaciate it?
When I drywall a kitchen. I like to hide the seams when possible. For a kitchen around 8 feet high. I start with a 2 foot section of drywall against the ceiling then a full sheet and then another 2 foot section. The seams will be behind the base cabinets and the uppers.
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I've only known the 18" above the counter (I think)
As I recall somewhere in the code there is a Max for outlets in the kitchen that are not over the counter
But I think it was 5' as a Max, excluding an outlet for a clock
I've never heard of any Max elsewhere in a house?
I think I'd rather have them about 2' off the floor
Easier to plug things in

And kids crawling on the floor they might be out of their reach
Maybe that should be a new code for safety of babies
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...... I was putting them 48" FFL also, splicing into the existing boxes and putting a cover over the old boxes. And YES, I'm licensed to do this. I happened to mention this to an electrician at breakfast one morning and he adamantly told me that NEC would not allow an electrical duplex outlet to be over 18" FFL--PERIOD. He bluntly stated that HE knew NEC and local codes very well. Not to argue with him I just replied "But this lady is handicapped and has a sticker in her car". His reply: "OH, well, that may be permissible then." ............
The guy was obviously a complete idiot.
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Do the sheetrockers appreaciate it?
The insulators always do.

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