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Original Thread: Standard heights to put electrical outlets for washing machine and dryer?

tonic - Member

Standard heights to put electrical outlets for washing machine and dryer?

Is there a commonly accepted height at which to install the electrical outlets for a washing machine and dryer?

pcboss - Forum Topic Moderator

I like to install them near or above the top of the units so the cords are easily accessible.

Tolyn Ironhand - Group Moderator

There is no code for it, but I like to do it as a PC and place them higher, about 48" from the floor. Some people do not like to see them so then I will go about 36".

tonic - Thread Starter

Tolyn, do you mean 48" and 36" as measured from the floor to the top of the electrical outlet box?

Tolyn Ironhand - Group Moderator

To the top, so 46" and 34" to center, but really you can place them anyplace you want.

CasualJoe - Member

I also like to see the receptacles above the machines, makes for easier access as well.