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    Minimum height for receptacles

    Does the NEC specify a minimum height for receptacle installation from floor>

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    The NEC does not (for most installations)
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    I just installed one in the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete25 View Post
    Does the NEC specify a minimum height for receptacle installation from floor>

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    As a general rule no.

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    I agree with the other responders. But I will add that the NEC does sometimes give a maximum height.
    Charles E. Beck, P.E., Seattle
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete25 View Post
    Does the NEC specify a minimum height for receptacle installation from floor>

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    Maybe there is a height with the ADA.

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    I hope there's no minimum height above the floor, because I put them in the floor sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    Maybe there is a height with the ADA.
    i'm just trying to remember off the top of my head, but I think ADA heigh is 18".
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete25 View Post
    Does the NEC specify a minimum height for receptacle installation from floor>

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    Take a look at NEC 210.52 (A) (3). That's what the NEC says about floor receptacles.
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    What if this was a comercial job?
    Did the OP specify?
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