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Outside "in-use" covers #205298
02/09/12 03:33 PM
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sparkync  Offline OP
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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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Re: Outside "in-use" covers [Re: sparkync] #205299
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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?


John
Re: Outside "in-use" covers [Re: sparkync] #205312
02/09/12 10:45 PM
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Vinyl siding should be outlawed (IMHO).

Re: Outside "in-use" covers [Re: sparkync] #205316
02/09/12 11:52 PM
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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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