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#205298 - 02/09/12 12:33 PM Outside "in-use" covers
sparkync Offline

Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
Has anyone came across the problem with the "in-use" covers fitting in the outlets fittings that vinyl siding men put in for them? I always have to "rig" it up to get the in-use covers to fit inside the opening. I have to use long 6/32 screws and a spacer to get it to come out far enough for the cover to open, then caulk it to make it look decent and to keep water out. Surely there's a manufacturer that's come across this problem. Thanks, Steve

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#205299 - 02/09/12 12:37 PM Re: Outside "in-use" covers [Re: sparkync]
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
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I had a few recently that I could not open enough to test the GFIs. Left a red tag, for that & a few other annoying little things.

Re-inspect should be coming up soon?

#205312 - 02/09/12 07:45 PM Re: Outside "in-use" covers [Re: sparkync]
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Vinyl siding should be outlawed (IMHO).

#205316 - 02/09/12 08:52 PM Re: Outside "in-use" covers [Re: sparkync]
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Registered: 07/20/04
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Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
They don't have a lot of Vinyl here in Florida. It is hard to get it installed to a 130MPH wind code.
The defacto standard here is concrete block and stucco.
If they use the right Arlington "in box" you end up with a very clean installation.
Greg Fretwell


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