The average height of an electrical outlet is 12 to 14 inches from the floor. The ADA requirement is anywhere between 15 inches and 54 inches from the floor.
The National Electric Code does not specify an exact height, according to SFGate. Many builders use a drywall square to quickly mark the placement of electrical outlets. To use this technique, builders place the T part of the square on the floor and use the longest part of the square as a straight edge to mark outlet locations. This technique allows builders to quickly and accurately mark all outlets at the exact same height in every room.Learn More
The amount of BTUs of natural gas needed to heat a 1,700-square-foot space ranges from 15,300 to 68,000, depending on the quality of the insulation and the climate where the house is located. Poor insulation and colder climates require more BTUs than tight insulation in temperate climates.Full Answer >
Magnetic ballasts operate by passing current through a coil of wire to create an electromagnetic field, which is used to regulate the flow of current through a fluorescent lamp. Ballasts protect sensitive components from the damage that may be caused by higher levels of electrical current.Full Answer >
A toggle switch works by using a lever to open or close an electrical circuit. Toggle switches are available in two types: maintained contact and momentary contact. Maintained switches stay in the position in which they are switched to, and a momentary switch does not.Full Answer >
Installing a new dryer circuit requires installing a 10-gage cable containing four wires. The four wires provide two hot wires, a neutral wire and a separate ground wire. Other materials include the new dryer outlet, electrical box rated for a dryer and a 30 amp two-pole circuit breaker. The tools required include wire cutters, wire strippers and screwdrivers.Full Answer >