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Old 10-01-2008, 08:56 AM   #16
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My weatherproof covers got a test last night, and all passed, even the cheap red.dot in the front.

I'm thinking that the reason the code was changed to require the bubble type of cover in wet locations, is that the original ones were OK as long as the water came from rain, above the box, but if they get hit with sprinklers, etc, they will probably leak.
The design of all the old type (damp locations) appear to be designed not to let water drip in from the top. The Bell has a real overhang on top, and is by far the best one I have seen of that type.

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:06 AM   #17
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I'm thinking that the reason the code was changed to require the bubble type of cover in wet locations, is that the original ones were OK as long as the water came from rain, above the box, but if they get hit with sprinklers, etc, they will probably leak.FW
I heard that it was because many people use the outside outlets then leave a cord plugged in place which would be a problem situation. Holiday lighting comes to mind-

I'm sure they did work well for you- many homes had them before these "new fangled" ones came out. Asw long as there is no plug attached they work perfectly as expected.
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I hope that designs for outdoor holiday lighting have changed so as to protect all connections from wetness. Otherwise, if more than one string is connected, there might be a non-water tight connection anywhere along the string.

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:58 PM   #19
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I hope that designs for outdoor holiday lighting have changed so as to protect all connections from wetness. Otherwise, if more than one string is connected, there might be a non-water tight connection anywhere along the string.

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I've strung many strings of lights through the holidays in an area where it always snows. I have never worried about water getting into the plugs and connectors, with all the lights and hundreds of feet of power cords it would be too much of a hassle to try and water proof the connections. Besides the strings of lights don't last all that long to begin with, couple seasons or so.

Even my home-made power distribution boxes though not waterproof, they have held up quite well and continue to work every time I wire the boxes in.
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