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Old 05-15-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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Receptacle in kitchen island raised counter backspash

I'm building a knee wall for my new kitchen island with a raised counter around 2 sides. The lower part of the island will be the standard 36" height with the countertop. The raised portion will be 42" with the counter. This gives me about a 4.5" backspash to install receptacles in. Is there any height requirements off the counter for the new receptacles. I want to put 2 in the backsplash. I'll have to turn them sideways but when I do that I'm looking at only a 1/2" gap between the lower counter and the receptacle box. Is this enough room? Any other suggestions?


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Old 05-16-2009, 07:06 AM   #2
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Sounds like a plan to me. If you can get it to fit in there, should be fine.


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