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#87219 - 02/03/04 09:10 PM in use covers  
sparkync  Offline
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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 09:33 PM Re: in use covers  
jeffrose  Offline
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Boston MA
would that only be considered a "damp location"?

#87221 - 02/03/04 09:39 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?
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#87222 - 02/03/04 11:07 PM Re: in use covers  
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Thomasville, NC USA
406.8(B)contains the requirements for using "in-use" covers in wet locations.


#87223 - 02/04/04 02:29 PM 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.

#87224 - 02/04/04 03:16 PM Re: in use covers  
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EPrice: I agree with you, but unfortanatly, the NFPA doesn't agree with us [Linked Image] I require them.

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