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Installing a Counter Top Receptacle


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Position and Install Counter Top Electric Outlet Receptacles – The Standard Height for Installing Counter Top Electric Outlet Receptacles – If this work is being done in an existing home then it is best to match the height of the existing receptacles or switches.

Standard Height for Installing Counter Top Receptacles.

Electrical Question: What is the standard height of over the counter top receptacles?

This electrical wiring question came from: Ron, a Homeowner from Decatur IL

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ron.

How to Position and Install Counter Top Electric Outlet Receptacles

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

The Standard Height for Installing Counter Top Electric Outlet Receptacles

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