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Old 01-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #1
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Could anyone please tell me what type of cover is required for outdoor plugs that have a patio roof over them. I'm aware of the gfci requirement but I hope I don't have to have that "in use" cover on these like the ones I placed elsewhere around the outside of the house. It's just a matter of aesthetics and practicality for the power around a beautiful new deck.

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Old 01-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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Code will require an in use cover.

They are obtrusive though onless they are the recessed kind.


Just take it out after inspection.



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Old 01-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Code will require an in use cover.

They are obtrusive though onless they are the recessed kind.


Just take it out after inspection.



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He may not need that cover as he has a roof over the receptacle. There is some exception regarding the roof line angle in respect to the height of the receptacle. I am pretty sure he can use a regular outdoor GFCI cover. I think?
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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It depends on whether you are dealing with a "wet" location or a "damp" one.

A covered porch outlet if located far enough under roof is not considered a "wet" location if it is unlikely that rain/snow/etc can get to it under normal conditions. If that is the case, then a flat cover may be used.

One thing to consider using is a recessed box, which has the best of both worlds: Flat cover, and ability to close it while in use:

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If you can find out from your inspector first it might save you a headache of what they want- otherwise, you can cinsider what 220/221 suggested. Also, less obvious (recessed) covers are made by Arlington.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:48 PM   #6
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Code will require an in use cover.

They are obtrusive though onless they are the recessed kind.


Just take it out after inspection.



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Nope I didn't hear you say a thing, your keyboard on the other end is acting kind of strange, typeing messages you obivously didn'y mean to send..

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