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#123789 - 05/12/06 12:01 AM Receptacle Needed?  
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A recent housing trend is to include within the house a small atrium, or courtyard. Often this outdoor space is totally surrounded by the house.

Would this area require a receptacle? Would one be required to use a "bubble cover" if the space were as small as the one pictured here?

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#123790 - 05/12/06 11:22 AM Re: Receptacle Needed?  
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A double weatherproof socket would be recommended as one thing that people are into now are water features that have electric pumps integral to their design.


#123791 - 05/12/06 11:46 AM Re: Receptacle Needed?  
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I'd check with the local inspector / Building department. Because of the size and being completely surrounded by the house they may consider it a room and the rules of 210.52 would apply.
As a minimum design consideration a WP receptical would be recommended, but not required.
Bubble covers are not required by the Indiana Electrical Code, unless they supply an unattended load.
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#123792 - 05/22/06 07:01 AM Re: Receptacle Needed?  
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Whats a bubble cover ? ?


#123793 - 05/22/06 10:49 AM Re: Receptacle Needed?  
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Kiwi,

They are a clamshell like cover designed to allow a cord to exit a outdoor receptacle and still keep the weather out.

Try this link
http://www.intermatic.com/images/misc/capability%20brochures/Weatherproof.pdf

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#123794 - 05/26/06 07:40 PM Re: Receptacle Needed?  
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Is it a habitable room?

Is it the front, or rear of the house?

Any air conditioning equipment, unfinished basements, or kitchen countertops nearby? LOL

Then I don't see a requirement for any type outlet.



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