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    Smile wall sconce rough-in height?

    is there a typical rough-in height for the junction box for a wall sconce. i realize there are many styles and we haven't selected our fixtures yet. thanx

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    http://www.mysconces.com/types/bath-sconces.html

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    One factor that will be used to determine the height is the building code.
    The building code calls for no less than 6' 8" of head room.
    This will be imporant if the fixture is being installed in a hall or stairwell as the fixture can not encroach on the required width of these areas.
    Last edited by jwelectric; 03-12-2008 at 08:48 PM.

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    Bath sconces I always cut in after the fact, but hallway and etc I will go with 60-66" AFF... usually 66",

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    i realize there are many styles and we haven't selected our fixtures yet. thanx

    There are many styles. Select your fixtures.

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    You often don't want to see the bulb (unless it is a decorative one), so that may influence the installed height.
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