Can't say about regulations. In the US many measurements were made on the
men in the military and home dimensions seem to be made to the average male.
Recent studies have been made that it may be better to put the outlets,
light switches, door knobs at other heights as the older people have trouble
stooping for the outlets, and reaching up for the light switches.
re: reaching up for the light switches
OK, I get the "stooping for outlets part" but "reaching up for light
switches"? The switches in my house are at roughly 42" (IIRC). Old
people may shrink but not that much!
On Tue, 4 Dec 2007 11:45:45 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
I'd want a few at switch height. Those don't get hidden behind things,
and are much easier to use temporarily (such as to connect something
for a minute or so to see if it works). It's also good for power
failure lights and night lights.
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