Outlet location question

The electrician told me to mark approximately where I want the outlets and switches. However, he was in a hurry and we didn't get to discuss much. How close can an outlet be to an exterior door or window? Can an outlet be beneath a window?
Bob
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In a residence it the code is pretty vague. Switches; within 3 feet of a door or door swing. Outlets 12 feet apart and usually within 6 feet of a door. Any wall 2 feet or larger should have an outlet. Kitchens any cabinet space 18 inches and larger needs an outlet. I use double duplexes cheap insurance for changes later on. Any outlets with in 5 feet of water in the kitchen needs GFCI protection. Dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave I believe should be on their own circuits not to be shared by other appliances. Local codes differ on this point. Some allow sharing some do not. The code says fixed equipment should be on its own circuit.
Heights are not discussed. I like switches near 40 inches, much easier for wee ones and the handicapped. Besides it is easier for me to move my arm in an arc and hit the switch rather than raising my arm. My preference only. Outlets can be any height, vertical or horizontal. In the garage I think that they need to be at least 24 inches high, 18 inches off the ground outside.
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48" max is the ADA specification.
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Actually a pretty good group of answers to a tough question, but..... In US, garage outlets are at least 48 in due to gasoline fumes. You wife will want an outlet centered under each window (for Christmas). Put an outlet in a hallway for the vacumm.

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Outlets 12 feet apart and usually within 6 feet of a

Or - at no point along an unbroken wall space should you ever be more than 6' from an outlet. A window is NOT a break in wall space.

18? I thoought it was 12" or greater?

Now, ALL kitchen receptacles must be GFCI protected. Exception is the fridge and any permanent appliance like a range hood, range, disposal, instahot, dishwasher.

National code does not, and has never stated a refrigerator must have it's own circuit. But it's not a bad idea.

And in case the sheetrock is going in horizontal, it makes it a lot easier on the spacklers to keep them 40" to top. Keeps the switch cutouts completely outside the tapered, feathered joint zone.

Higher - like switch height, which is where they're usually ganged with anyway.

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