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Old 06-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Looking at my drawings for my addition...it has one blurb in there about complying with "All" sections of the 2010 NEC.

Is that when the TR outlets were required? Everything I came across shows it going into effect in 2011...

My plans were approved in June of 2011....they explicitly call out AFIC's for all bedrooms....but not other rooms....

And the usual blurb for GFIC's.....

I would think that if the TR outlets were required...it would have been in there....

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The National Electrical Code is updated every three years. The 2011 version has already been published. The next earlier version is 2008. If they are saying you need to comply with NEC 2010, I'd take that to mean NEC 2008.

One of the things I've found over the years is when in doubt, ask the local inspector. Some are more than happy to visit the jobsite and then you can discuss all your issues face to face. And it's good PR. A long time I took the attitude that building inspectors are gods. Treat them so and you will be rewarded.

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TR's started to show up on the market some time in 2005, but did not really become more mainstream, until 2008.
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I'm doing this from memory, but I think the first code cycle to require T/R receptacles was the 2008.

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406.11 was added in the 2008 NEC



406.11 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Dwelling
Units
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In all areas specified in 210.52, all 125-volt, 15-
and 20-ampere receptacles shall be listed tamper-
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The National Electrical Code is updated every three years. The 2011 version has already been published. The next earlier version is 2008. If they are saying you need to comply with NEC 2010, I'd take that to mean NEC 2008.
That's funny. I'd take to mean either a typo, or the guy doesn't know what the hell he is talking about.
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That's funny. I'd take to mean either a typo, or the guy doesn't know what the hell he is talking about.
Pete, Ca calls their state electrical code the 2010 NEC/CEC, based on 2008 w/local amendments. Left coasters, whaddya gonna do??
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Connecticut is still in the 2005, Woo-hoo!
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Typo on my part......my drawings say "2010 CEC". So it lookslike I'm following the 2008 nec.
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Pete, Ca calls their state electrical code the 2010 NEC/CEC, based on 2008 w/local amendments. Left coasters, whaddya gonna do??
For real? How can they bastardize the NEC/CEC that way?

No kidding, left coasters.

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