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ADKstorm 09-09-2007 10:25 PM

Light switch location
I live in New York and I'm currently remodeling my basement. I will be wiring soon and I'm trying to figure out if there are any location requirements for switches. I have looked through the NYS Residential Code (2002) and can't seem to find anything on a maximum distance the switch can be located from the doorway. I have found dimensions for receptacles but not switches.

The existing wall framing I am adding a switch box too allows me to place it approx 8 3/4" from the door opening to the center of switch ....without having modify the framing. It doesn't matter if I have to do some modification but would rather keep my amount of work to a minimum.

Speedy Petey 09-09-2007 11:22 PM

Surprisingly there is no maximum.

ADKstorm 09-09-2007 11:29 PM

Speedy Petey preference?

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 62152)
Surprisingly there is no maximum.

As a contractor, what is your rule of thumb ...what your distance range is?

Is 8 3/4" more than you would do yourself?


Speedy Petey 09-10-2007 06:20 AM

Of course as close as practical. I don't think 12"-15" is unreasonable though.
Sometimes you do what you have to.

ADKstorm 09-10-2007 07:41 AM

Good enough
Thanks Speedy Petey :thumbsup:

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