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Old 06-15-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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GFCI outlet question

I bought a couple of GFCI outlets for my bathroom. After getting them out of the box I noticed a sticker that states:

Not intended for use in wet and damp locations as defined by 2008 NEC 406.8 requirements.

I was a little perturbed by this and looked up the code and it seems that the code is more referring to outside conditions not bathrooms. Is this correct?


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Old 06-15-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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Yes, they are referring to outside locations
Outside requires WR - weather resistant under NEC 2008


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Old 06-15-2010, 08:27 AM   #3
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This was from a recent post.

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
Location, Wet. Installations underground or in concrete slabs or masonry in direct contact with the earth; in locations subject to saturation with water or other liquids, such as vehicle washing areas; and in unprotected locations exposed to weather.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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