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What is the Electric Code for Installing a 220volt Receptacle

How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor? Examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications and the NEC Code.

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Electrical Question: How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor?

This electrical wiring question came from Bernie, in Jacksonville, Florida.

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

NEC Code for 220volt Receptacles

220 Volt Wiring Diagram

Electrical Code for the Height of a 220volt Receptacle

Electrical codes apply to each specific project and application. Therefore a general conclusion or statement about how high a 220volt receptacle is required to be is not possible without knowing more about the  specific project and application. With this in mind,  the following information will review a few examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications.

Example #1: 220volt Electric Range

Location: Kitchen, Dining Room, Eating Area.
Equipment: 220volt Electric Range.
Device and Application: Height of the 220volt Range Receptacle.
Applicable Electrical Code: NEC Code 210.52(c)(5).

Example #2: 220volt Electric Clothes Dryer

Location: Garage.
Equipment: 220volt Electric Dryer.
Device and Application: Height of the 220volt Dryer Receptacle.
Applicable Electrical Code: None.

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Wiring a 220volt Kitchen Range
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Wiring a Kitchen Range Power Cord

Fully Described Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range. Lets look at how the electric range is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.

Wiring a 220volt Dryer for 3-Wire and 4-Wire Cords
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3-Wire and 4-Wire Configurations for Clothes Dryers

See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system. You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet. Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.

220 Volt Wiring Diagram
220 Volt Wiring Diagram

Wiring 220 Volt Electrical Outlet

Home electrical wiring includes 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are commonly found in every home. See how electrical outlets for the home are wired.

Home Electrical Wiring Codes
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This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
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