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Old 10/20/08, 9:14 AM
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How high should electric outlets be off the floor in a garage?
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Old 10/20/08, 10:24 AM
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Before this can be answered is this a residential garage where you park a car or is it a commercial repair garage?
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Old 10/20/08, 11:55 AM
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Old 10/20/08, 12:53 PM
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I don't think that the NEC has any rules on this, however, I believe 18" to the bottom of the box may be the industry standard.

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Old 10/20/08, 1:56 PM
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What about the IRC, I had a AHJ say he wants them 48" - 54" and I cant find any local code to justify
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Old 10/20/08, 1:57 PM
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How high should electric outlets be off the floor in a garage?

most of what i see around here is about 4' Jeff....did You have a specific concern ????



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What about the IRC, I had a AHJ say he wants them 48" - 54" and I cant find any local code to justify

If the AHJ says put them there--then put them there.

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If the AHJ says put them there--then put them there.

AHJ has the final say.
what Jae said !!!....



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most of what i see around here is about 4' Jeff....
Four feet or so is the norm around here, too, and that puts them at a good height for when the work bench goes in.



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Old 10/20/08, 9:58 PM
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My Concern is that this is a small town and the inspectors are jobbed out, I have a feeling this guy does not know what he is talking about, I got into this job after the fact , Client is going nuts trying to figure out is telling him the truth, I just may have figured it out , He is going off a local code about 50 miles to the west, I will have to make a phone call tomorrow.
Thanks for all the input. got love a town with 990 people
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Old 10/20/08, 10:28 PM
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My Concern is that this is a small town and the inspectors are jobbed out, I have a feeling this guy does not know what he is talking about, I got into this job after the fact , Client is going nuts trying to figure out is telling him the truth, I just may have figured it out , He is going off a local code about 50 miles to the west, I will have to make a phone call tomorrow.
Thanks for all the input. got love a town with 990 people
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Old 10/20/08, 11:26 PM
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40 inch eh.

Mine is 18" so I wonder when that requirement was made.
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40 inch eh.

Mine is 18" so I wonder when that requirement was made.
lol...nah.....their is no height minimum requirement in a residential garage. If you want to put them at 12" go for it......It is only when dealing with commerical garages that we have to be aware of the ventilated and non-ventilated areas and receptacle requirements for those areas.



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lol...nah.....their is no height minimum requirement in a residential garage. If you want to put them at 12" go for it......It is only when dealing with commerical garages that we have to be aware of the ventilated and non-ventilated areas and receptacle requirements for those areas.
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