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What is the height of an electrical outlet?

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The average height of an electrical outlet is 12 to 14 inches from the floor. The ADA requirement is anywhere between 15 inches and 54 inches from the floor.

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The National Electric Code does not specify an exact height, according to SFGate. Many builders use a drywall square to quickly mark the placement of electrical outlets. To use this technique, builders place the T part of the square on the floor and use the longest part of the square as a straight edge to mark outlet locations. This technique allows builders to quickly and accurately mark all outlets at the exact same height in every room.

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