Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northeast of Boston
Posts: 80
Rewards Points: 75
Default

TR vs. TR+WR outlets


So I replaced those 5 receptacles outside my house. However, unfamiliar with recent code for WR receptacles, I use just TR receptacles. However, all receptacles are covered. I even replaced the metal J-boxes since they were starting to oxidize after 29 years and rubber gaskets were dried out/cracked. Even some of the outlets I pulled out were almost completely rotted/rusted and 2 of the 3 of them cracked.

I should be okay right? I know they're not TR+WR receptacles but the issue is that the circuit breaker is GFI. Rather than switch to standard breaker and buy all new GFCI WR+TR outlets for an added cost, I'd just stick with TR since the breaker/circuit is already GFI protected. Also, all outlets are covered for both uses in wet rain/snow, etc.
Thanks,

~Skelleyman

Skelleyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
Common Sense Common Guy
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: So. IL near STL
Posts: 96
Rewards Points: 75
Default

TR vs. TR+WR outlets


Are you protected from a human safety perspective because of the GFI breaker? Yes.

Is it to code? Depends on your code cycle and adoption. 2011 code 406.9(A), "Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations" says "All 15- and 20-ampere, 125- and 250-volt nonlocking receptacles shall be a listed weather-resistant type." No exceptions or exclusions for GFI breaker-protected circuits.

In 2008 the draft code specified this, but it was delayed in implementation to allow manufacturers to catch up, and some jurisdictions explicitly modified this in their adoption.

flasherz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 wire outlets: connect neutral to ground? border collie Electrical 19 04-12-2013 12:29 PM
Gfi outlets keep tripping but not constantly INEEDHELPPLZ1 Electrical 22 09-30-2011 08:28 AM
Grounding outlets... bigdaddyII Electrical 12 08-28-2011 02:22 PM
Supplemental Outlets in 1950's House Perry401 Electrical 2 05-01-2011 08:49 PM
outlets work, but barely (?) joeyboy Electrical 7 08-27-2008 08:37 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.