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What is the standard height for a refrigerator receptacle outlet?

Saturday, January 8, 2022

There is no code-mandated or industry standard for the height of a refrigerator wall receptacle outlet. But, because a refrigerator is often between an end wall on one side and base cabinets on the other, a higher wall receptacle makes it easier to reach around and unplug without pulling the refrigerator all the way out. We most often see the refrigerator receptacle placed at the same height as adjacent countertop receptacles.

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Here’s links some of our other articles about REFRIGERATORS: 

Does a refrigerator water supply line require a shutoff valve behind it? 

Are a range and refrigerator required kitchen appliances for a house to pass FHA inspection? 

• How does a home inspector inspect a refrigerator ice maker? 

• Does a home inspector check the refrigerator? 

• Is a refrigerator required to have its own dedicated circuit? 

• Where do I shut off the refrigerator water line?

What is the average life expectancy of a refrigerator? 

• What is the average life expectancy of a compact refrigerator?

Is a refrigerator receptacle outlet required to be GFCI-protected? 

When was a kitchen refrigerator receptacle outlet first required to be GFCI-protected?

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