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Old 07-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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I have to wire up the inside of this tiki hut. It will have fixtures, receptacles, and switches. When not in use this weather/waterproof thing comes down and locks it all down supposedly keeping inside dry. What would you consider this situation ? Wet , Damp, or Dry ?

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Where's the picture?
If it's outside I'd be doing it all in water tight PVC conduit, boxes, switches.
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What about when it's in use?
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The customer is just building a seperate structure and it will be open and in use when it's dry outside. When its raining they secure it.
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If it can get wet then....
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YEah, but underneath a sink when the plumbing leaks it may get wet, but that is considered dry location
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YEah, but underneath a sink when the plumbing leaks it may get wet, but that is considered dry location
Look up the definitions in article 100....
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I already did before I made post. According to that it's dry.
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YEah, but underneath a sink when the plumbing leaks it may get wet, but that is considered dry location
That's not exactly an apples to apples argument. My point is the situation relies on the reliability of human action and forethought to lock it down. But you could always get someone who might tempt fate and use it or leave it open when it's wet.

How would you build it for yourself? Minimum?
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I already did before I made post. According to that it's dry.
I would say damp at least, but wet would be my final answer.
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That's not exactly an apples to apples argument. My point is the situation relies on the reliability of human action and forethought to lock it down. But you could always get someone who might tempt fate and use it or leave it open when it's wet.

How would you build it for yourself? Minimum?
Well, what if you left all your windows and screen doors opened at your house, you go out to bingo, and come back right after a huge storm ? or left your garage door opened when you had your weekly psychiatrist meeting and storm hits ?
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Well, what if you left all your windows and screen doors opened at your house, you go out to bingo, and come back right after a huge storm ? or left your garage door opened when you had your weekly psychiatrist meeting and storm hits ?
I'd be more concerned with mold at that point, and not the electrical.
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Well, what if you left all your windows and screen doors opened at your house, you go out to bingo, and come back right after a huge storm ? or left your garage door opened when you had your weekly psychiatrist meeting and storm hits ?
If I lived in a tiki hut, I'd build it for wet. So that wouldn't be an issue. And as far as your psychiatrist remark, I sense a little projection on your part. Again, a dwelling you use full time doesn't compare to a temp structure used occasionally, apples and oranges. Build it to your standards. I'll be curious what you decide.
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....What would you consider this situation ? Wet , Damp, or Dry ?
I must apologize, I see what you're about now. I can't offer interpretations. I'll refrain from comment on you're narrow back posts if I recognize them as such in the future.

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