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Old 03-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Is there any typical height for Kitchen Counter outlets


having a hard time deciding how high to go.

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A good little rule of thumb is 12". I go 12 to the bottom but some may go center or top.

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I usually set them at 48" off the finished floor (to the top of the box).
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So I don't get yelled at, I meant 12" above the counter top
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I kinda figured that!

Since the standard kitchen countertop height is 36", 48" from the floor is about right.

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Standards here are 36" cabinets plus 2" top plus 4" splash = 42 plus a couple inches for reveal = 44" minimum.

Upper cabinets start @ about 54"
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Or maybe centered between CT and upper cabinets(18" space), 14" above CT.
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I usually set them at 48" off the finished floor (to the top of the box).
Me too.
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If I'm tiling I try to make sure they will not leave a small edge of tile on one side/top or bottom

Some people like them righ up under the cabinits so that they will not be as noticeable. I think code indicates they can not be higher then 18" above the counter top ?
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Is there any typical height for Kitchen Counter outlets


individual counter spaces greater than 12in require receptacles
spacing so no point is less than 24in from recept
max is 20in above countertop

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