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?
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
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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