Re: Basment elcetrical box question
For the most part there are minimum distances required above the floor of any finished space -- around here that is around 12 inches. That doesn't mean receptacles can't be further up on the wall. Usually for asthetics receptacles are usually at the minimum height so as to hide them and the cords plugged into them.
As far as GFCI , usually they aren't required in a finished space were there isn't a wet area like a bathroom -- there isn't anything thing to say they can't be used.
However, there may be a requirement to have Arc Fault protected circuits instead.
Since you will be finishing this space , your best source for answers to your particular situation is the local building departmen. Besides, you will need permits and inspections which means you will need to follow local requirements.
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