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JOHN L. SULANO 06-15-2011 10:42 AM

Changing an outdoor plug in an rv
 
On the outside of the RV there is a receptacle with a cover. The outlet is working but has brown marks. I want to change it. Can I use a regular receptacle such as an indoor one? The GFI plug is located inside the unit. I am getting conflicting answers.

joed 06-15-2011 11:00 AM

If the receptacle is protected by a GFCI then a regular receptacle will work fine as long as the box has the proper weather cover over it.

vsheetz 06-15-2011 11:05 AM

I would suggest to put a weather resistant recept there. They are marked with WR on the face of the recept. Not a substitute for the weather tight cover - rather additional protection and to make it last over time batter.

JOHN L. SULANO 06-15-2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsheetz (Post 667701)
I would suggest to put a weather resistant recept there. They are marked with WR on the face of the recept. Not a substitute for the weather tight cover - rather additional protection and to make it last over time batter.

It has an outdoor cover already.

JOHN L. SULANO 06-15-2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsheetz (Post 667701)
I would suggest to put a weather resistant recept there. They are marked with WR on the face of the recept. Not a substitute for the weather tight cover - rather additional protection and to make it last over time batter.

Thank you

JOHN L. SULANO 06-15-2011 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joed (Post 667698)
If the receptacle is protected by a GFCI then a regular receptacle will work fine as long as the box has the proper weather cover over it.

Thanks Joe

JOHN L. SULANO 06-15-2011 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsheetz (Post 667701)
I would suggest to put a weather resistant recept there. They are marked with WR on the face of the recept. Not a substitute for the weather tight cover - rather additional protection and to make it last over time batter.

The current receptacle does not have WR on it. It looks like a regular indoor one. The cover and seal is intact.


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