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Hot Water Baseboard Location

IBS_Guy Member Posts: 19

Is it permissible to install a residential hot water baseboard under an existing receptacle outlet? I know an electric baseboard may or may not, usually not.



  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,666
    permissible to install baseboard under an existing outlet?

    I do not know if it is permissible or not, but I have two rooms in my house and each has hot water baseboard under an electrical outlet.
  • MikeG
    MikeG Member Posts: 169
    Sure Hope So

    I'm not familiar with your particular building code if there is one.  There might be a manufacuters recommedation on how close it can be for lamp cords etc.   If it was exclusivley prohibited it would clash with the electric code on installing the required receptacles.  In my house most of the outer wall  perimeter has finned copper baseboard.  Most of it is 7-8" high and in my house the receptacles are 16" off the floor to centerline.    Mike 
  • IBS_Guy
    IBS_Guy Member Posts: 19
    Thanks Guys...

    For electric heat NEC 424.9 contains a FPN that does not explicitly ban installing beneath receptacle outlets. I'm just going to go with that for the hot water also.
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