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Old 01-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Electrical in porch?

I have a screened in porch; well actually a glassed in porch. It is on the original plans for the house. It has exterior siding on the inside walls and the floor is decking. I don't know why they just didn't put in a sunroom, but they didn't.

Anyhow, the outlets are exterior with waterproof caps. Is that necessary? There is no more chance of them getting wet than any interior outlets; but I know code can be funny.


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Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Electrical in porch?

If it now totaly enclosed then there not needed.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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Doesn't sound like the weather can get in. Regular trim pates should be fine.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #4
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Electrical in porch?

If you are aware with the screened in porch., The receptales it have to be RCD'ed ( GFCI'ed ) so keep that in your mind on this one.

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