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#87219 - 02/03/04 05:10 PM in use covers
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Does the code require an "in-use cover" on an outside receptacle, that is on a porch area, and has a roof over it?? Thanks Steve..

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#87220 - 02/03/04 05:33 PM Re: in use covers
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would that only be considered a "damp location"?

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#87221 - 02/03/04 05:39 PM Re: in use covers
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jeff, yes I think that would only be considered a damp location. Do you know the code reference for the in use requirements?
Thanks Steve...

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#87222 - 02/03/04 07:07 PM Re: in use covers
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406.8(B)contains the requirements for using "in-use" covers in wet locations.
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#87223 - 02/04/04 10:29 AM Re: in use covers
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Am I the only one that sees this expanded requirement for "in use" covers as a poor requirement? I have felt that within a few monthes many of these "in use" covers will become "no covers" due to the flimsey construction and I know of at least one case where my prediction has come true.

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#87224 - 02/04/04 11:16 AM Re: in use covers
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EPrice: I agree with you, but unfortanatly, the NFPA doesn't agree with us I require them.
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