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Scuba_Dave 02-03-2009 05:46 PM

And they paid for this answer!!


I have been told that the 2008 NEC requires "tamper proof electrical outlets for all outlets a certain distance from the floor. Is this accurate and what are the specifics. Can you cite the location with the NEC?

Customer (name blocked for privacy)

Status: Closed Value: $9


October 2 2008 at 8:30 AM (15 minutes and 38 seconds later)


Tamper proof? Nope.
What they do need to be is hooked to a GFCI [COLOR=green ! important][COLOR=green ! important]circuit[/COLOR][/COLOR]. But even that is only required in the bathrooms, kitchen, exterior outlets, any outlet within 6' of a water source, pools, saunas, hot tubs, and the [COLOR=green ! important][COLOR=green ! important]garage[/COLOR][/COLOR] outlets.
The bed rooms, living room, family room, hallways, and any other not listed above do not have to be on a GFCI circuit. But most electricians are putting them in GFCI circuits anyway.
As there is not a requirement for tamper proof outlets i can not cite the code for it.
Please be aware that any municipality, state, and even some HOAs can enact regulations that are diffrent from the NEC so long as it does not detract from it. In other words thay can make the requirements stricter or add to them but cant make them any less than what they are.
Please consult your local [COLOR=green ! important][COLOR=green ! important]building [COLOR=green ! important]code[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
enforcement office and enquire with them before you act on the information I have provided you today.

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Stubbie 02-03-2009 06:02 PM

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Termite 02-03-2009 06:27 PM

That is incredible. :laughing:

220/221 02-03-2009 06:37 PM

I wonder what they charge for a right answer?

It was probably this guy of their electrical experts

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Leah Frances 02-03-2009 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by 220/221 (Post 224615)
I wonder what they charge for a right answer?

It was probably this guy of their electrical experts

He looks like a guy you could trust, huh?

What's not to trust? The beard, the hat, or the FREAKISHLY large hand?

Michael Thomas 02-03-2009 07:38 PM

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Speedy Petey 02-03-2009 07:51 PM

I just registered and asked a question. I asked why that answer was still up since it is clearly wrong. Seriously.
I can't wait for the reply! :laughing:

Speedy Petey 02-03-2009 07:58 PM

MAN! That site is a JOKE! They wanted a "good faith" deposit on the expectancy that I will be satisfied with the answer. :whistling2:

With awesome sites like why in the world would someone pay $9-$30 for an online answer to questions like this.
What I love is that they lock the questions so no one can refute the answers. Crazy. :huh:

Scuba_Dave 02-03-2009 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 224671)
I just registered and asked a question. I asked why that answer was still up since it is clearly wrong. Seriously.
I can't wait for the reply! :laughing:

I was going to do that
But I didn't want to read the disclaimer to find out if they would try to charge me. I'm not even sure what I was searching for when I stumbled across that.

I think if we fed a 5 year old some keywords the 5 year old might come up with a better answer

Ah!! I figured they wanted $$ up front

Speedy Petey 02-03-2009 08:21 PM

I didn't click on anything saying I would pay. It just asked for an amount I would pay IF I was satisfied. Then in two different places it asked for that good faith "deposit". Yeah right. :no:

Scuba_Dave 02-03-2009 08:30 PM


This was posted on your site
It is so far off from the truth or NEC code. Who is answering these questions??
I just activated & asked this question
Put the link in to the question & asnwer

ponch37300 02-03-2009 08:33 PM

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Leah Frances 02-03-2009 08:39 PM

Is it wrong that I want to link to this site every time someone asks a question that could be answered with two seconds on Google? :whistling2:

Hmmm? Am I one of those people? :whistling2: What about the Mold trolls?

Scuba_Dave 02-03-2009 08:44 PM

Any intelligent person who reads their terms would never agree & pay. Basically they are saying they do not guarantee a correct answer. I bet our question about the accuracy about the prior question goes unanswered as they know they will not be paid


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Speedy Petey 02-03-2009 08:52 PM

Hey, I got a reply from: "Glenn -- Electrical Technician -- 98% Positive Feedback on 343 Electrical Accepts
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Here it is:

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