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Taipans 02-29-2008 10:14 AM

Minimum outlet height?
 
Is there a minimum outlet height for basements? I can't find anything code wise outside of distance apart?

Thanks

terri_and_jj 02-29-2008 10:32 AM

i have never seen a height requirement specific to a basement. The common practice is to simply make them as high or higher than the ones in the rest of the house. Most codes deal with distance from each other, like you mentioned

Taipans 02-29-2008 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by terri_and_jj (Post 102960)
i have never seen a height requirement specific to a basement. The common practice is to simply make them as high or higher than the ones in the rest of the house. Most codes deal with distance from each other, like you mentioned

Thats what I was thinking. My father was dumbfounded when I told him I didnt see a code for height. So I wanted to double check with you guys! And I was going to copy the rest of the house anyways but just wanted to make sure there wasn't something I was missing!

Thanks

terri_and_jj 02-29-2008 11:00 AM

it never hurts to set them higher than rest of the house,

i would go AT LEAST 18"

skymaster 02-29-2008 04:20 PM

16 Oz Stanley hammer off floor to bottom of box :}:}} seems to be the "norm" around here :}

Taipans 02-29-2008 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 103060)
16 Oz Stanley hammer off floor to bottom of box :}:}} seems to be the "norm" around here :}


I am a newb when it comes to construction and have no excelled to that level of skill yet... lol :wink:

canadaclub 02-29-2008 06:05 PM

I generally use 14" from concrete base here

Speedy Petey 02-29-2008 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 103060)
16 Oz Stanley hammer off floor to bottom of box :}:}} seems to be the "norm" around here :}

Well Norm don't work here. :whistling2:

joed 02-29-2008 07:33 PM

The only height restriction if you put them too high you can't count them as part of the required receptacles along a a wall.

terri_and_jj 02-29-2008 07:38 PM

isn't the height that is too high like 6' or more?

joed 02-29-2008 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by terri_and_jj (Post 103136)
isn't the height that is too high like 6' or more?

Yes they must be below 5.5 feet. They can be in the floor if you wish as long as they are within 18 inches of the wall they can be counted as part of the required receptacles.

chris75 02-29-2008 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 103060)
16 Oz Stanley hammer off floor to bottom of box :}:}} seems to be the "norm" around here :}

Most of the houses I do end up in the baseboard... go figure.

skymaster 02-29-2008 11:38 PM

Speedy; ya sound a tad cranky LOL LOL I will have Norm send his "special Estwing outlet height measuring device" sent to ya :}:}:}:}:wink:

Speedy Petey 03-01-2008 07:51 AM

Well Sky if you knew me you'd know I was always either cranky or cantankerous. I've been banned from worse boards than this for such an immoral attitude.

I just laugh when in today's world guy are still using "hammer height". Either you work alone, or buy all your guys all the same hammer, or just don't care if all the receptacles are exactly the same.

Put it this way, I bought a rotary laser just to make sure the receptacles in big kitchens are EXACTLY the same. :thumbsup:

jrclen 03-01-2008 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by joed (Post 103132)
The only height restriction if you put them too high you can't count them as part of the required receptacles along a a wall.

Does the Canadian code have required receptacle spacing along a basement wall?


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