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saiful 03-27-2012 09:34 AM

Electrical switches
 
what is the best height for putting electrical switches?

gregzoll 03-27-2012 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by saiful
what is the best height for putting electrical switches?

Any height you want them. From finished floor height, 42" usually works best.

fangeos2 04-04-2012 06:06 AM

Switches to be used by occupants to control lighting, outlets, appliances or HVAC equipment, shall be located a distance from the floor no more than 48" to the top of the outlet box nor less than 15" to the bottom of the outlet box

Jay 78 04-04-2012 08:44 AM

I don't consider electrical switches to be very decorative. I guess it's just a matter of personal taste....

fangeos2 04-04-2012 09:03 AM

Electrical switches do make difference in adding value to your room. They come in beautiful designs and shapes that can beautify your room

gregzoll 04-04-2012 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by fangeos2
Electrical switches do make difference in adding value to your room. They come in beautiful designs and shapes that can beautify your room

There are only two types. Conventional and decora.

gregzoll 04-04-2012 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by fangeos2
Switches to be used by occupants to control lighting, outlets, appliances or HVAC equipment, shall be located a distance from the floor no more than 48" to the top of the outlet box nor less than 15" to the bottom of the outlet box

Actually if you wanted to, you could place the switch on the ceiling. There are no real rules on where switches are placed height wise, until you get into ADA rules, and that is a different story.

HowardFarns 04-05-2012 11:26 AM

Personal preference really, whatever you chose.. you'll probably never think of it after too long :)


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