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Topic # 30137 29-Jan-2009 20:17
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I looking at running cat5 /rg6 through my place and was just wondering if there was a standard height that the data points and tv outlets get installed at.  Its going to be a retrofit and the current power points are at various heights throughout the house, but normall between 400 and 600mm from the ground. 

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  Reply # 192819 29-Jan-2009 22:35
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That seems quite high. As far as I know there is only a minimum height in wet areas, other then that its a free for all. This house had all sorts thru it, some mounted on the skirting board even, so low that a plugpack wouldnt fit.

also had a couple of places with a small lightswitch mounted onto the architrave around a door rather then in the wall beside it. Weird.

Anyway, what I have being doing is just using the length of the gib saw as a guide for the flush box on the walls that need them, and using the same measurement on the solid lining walls that just need the 2 goes with the holesaw instead.


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  Reply # 192870 30-Jan-2009 09:30
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richms: As far as I know there is only a minimum height in wet areas

Do you happen to know off the top of your head what that is?


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  Reply # 192877 30-Jan-2009 10:21
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Pretty sure the minimum height is 300mm above finished floor level.

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  Reply # 193797 3-Feb-2009 20:40
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Hi common practice is 300 AFFL although I have recently done a house that was specd to have them done at 200 AFFL which is quite smart looking. As for wet areas it depends what zone you are in best to get a sparky to show you about that one.

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