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#180603 - 09/01/08 07:43 AM Tamper Resistant Recep. Locations?  
zapped208  Offline
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I have to give a price quote for a new log cabin to a builder.
What locations and heights are tamper resistant receps needed?
Don't have a 08 code book.
If builder gets permits now, then I won't have to worry about this since the 08 code here starts Jan 09.
But I would price it with T.P.R. anyway. Thanks


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#180604 - 09/01/08 08:50 AM Re: Tamper Resistant Recep. Locations? [Re: zapped208]  
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If you are in Georgia you wont have to worry about it then. Georgia did not adopt the tamper proof recept. or the AFCI parts of the 08 code


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#180608 - 09/01/08 11:30 AM Re: Tamper Resistant Recep. Locations? [Re: wire_twister]  
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Otherwise, I believe that ALL the receptacles are supposed to be tamper-proof ... even the one on the garage ceiling, for the door opener.

BTW ... only a few days remain to offer proposals to the 2011 code.

Correction: Closing date for NEC proposals is November 7, 2008.

A more complete answer:
The code specifies (406.11) tamper-resistant receptacles in ALL areas specified in 250.52.
210.52 addresses receptacles in residences, including: kitchen receptacles, bathroom receptacles, outdoor receptacles, balconies, laundry areas, garages, and hallways.

Oddly enough, as with the AFCI requirements, they seem to have overlooked stairwells.

210.52 makes no distinction of receptacles that are not readily accessible - be they inside cabinets, behind equipment, dedicated (single), or on the ceiling.

One might say the code paints with too broad a brush .... maybe gets into design issues ... well- get those proposals in!


#181334 - 10/04/08 10:21 AM Re: Tamper Resistant Recep. Locations? [Re: renosteinke]  
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If you read sec. 406.11 it states that ALL 125 volt, 15 & 20 amp receptacles located as per 210.52 must be Tamper Proof (TP) receptacles. So I guess that garage door receptacles, outlets up high for a TV screen, behind refrigerators, etc., must be TP type.



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