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rbutler

07:32AM | 06/30/07
Member Since: 06/29/07
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Bvelectrical
building new home, does anyone know the correct height to drill holes for rough in wiring?

Tom O

06:19AM | 07/01/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
The correct height is knee high so you can rest your right angle drill on your knee and not get an aching back (holes too low) or aching shoulders (holes too high).

joed

11:45AM | 07/06/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
The correct height is where ever yo feel like runing them. There is no code requirement for height. They must 1.25" from the front of the lumber.

TimBonham

01:25PM | 07/06/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
The old standby for height for outlets was about 12" from the floor. (It was common to see electricians measuring this by setting their hammer head on the floor, and placing the electrical box at the top of the handle. That was usually 12-15", and a easy, handy way for an electrician to do it consistently all thru the house.)

But new guidelines for accessible housing (ANSI Standard A117.1-1986, Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, etc.) recommend raising this to between 18-24" above the floor.

So many electricians are switching to that height now. It makes the house more useful for disabled or aged people, and thus more saleable. (And you don't have to bend over as far when installing them -- this is helpful for many overweight electricians!)
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