Originally Posted By: jpeck
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Yes, needs to be “above” ground, and that is not. The end of the lowest fitting going into that box also needs to be “above” ground.
While there is no specified 'height', if I can't slide my fingers under it, it is too close.
Just as importantly, if this is located IN a planter and below the top overflow water level, then it needs to be direct burial and underwater rated, and that includes the holes into the wall behind it. Same applies if in a recessed area (such as if they raised the planting area 24" all around the receptacle, then left a depression so the receptacle would still be 'above ground'. Water will likely collect around it, flooding over it.