Proper Heights for Electrical Wall Switches

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Many aspects of electrical wiring installation have very specific guidelines set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC) and local building codes. However, the NEC says nothing about the precise height that electrical wall switches must be. Positioning the wall boxes for switches is left up to the homeowner and the builder. Still, builders and electricians follow some routine building standards to ensure that switches will be located at good working heights for most people. The standard switch positions may vary, however, for unique circumstances, such as in a home occupied by people in wheelchairs or with physical limitations.

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Original Article Source Credits:   The Spruce , https://www.thespruce.com/

Article Written By:  Timothy Thiele

Original Article Posted on:   11/27/20

Link to Original Article:  https://www.thespruce.com/height-to-install-switches-1152823

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