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Old 07-07-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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I'm new here and wanted to say Hello. I do have a question about labeling gfci face plate with the paper gfci sticker. It doesnt last long
and falls off. Inspectors want it on and write us up if it isnt. Is there a
more permenate way that looks good and stands up to time?
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I'm new here and wanted to say Hello. I do have a question about labeling gfci face plate with the paper gfci sticker. It doesnt last long
and falls off. Inspectors want it on and write us up if it isnt. Is there a
more permenate way that looks good and stands up to time?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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When you know that the inspector is coming, slap the sticker up. Then when he/she leaves, take the sticker off. I have never seen a plate that the sticker is on ever, or very long, regardless if commercial or residential.



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Old 07-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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I've never seen one on a faceplate either (other houses - new construction)
I have put them on outlets in my basement, pool cabana & outside outlets that are protected by GFCI
I do not have any in my kitchen, sunroom or anywhere else

Where are you located ?



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I opened up my brand new three pack of GFCIs and sure enough there is a sticker pack with stickers in three different languages. I've never seen a GFCI with these stickers. Is it a code requirement to have these on? Since everything in the US is printed in at least three languages, I suppose I will have to put three stickers on just to be safe
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There one trick I done from time to time to keep the RCD { GFCI } sticker stay perament is .,, ask your lady or wife to use the clear fingernail polish that will do the trick.

And give them a flower or something to keep them happy otherwise go in some store they will have clear fingernail polish for couple Euros { few dollars }

Even clearcoat automovite paint will do the samething in touch up bottle.

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I live in Austin Texas and work at a School for the cognitively Challenged. ThankYou for the information.
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I live in Austin Texas and work at a School for the cognitively Challenged. ThankYou for the information.
So this inspector is not the electrical inspector but someone like a building safety inspector. Is this correct?

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I live in Austin Texas and work at a School for the cognitively Challenged. ThankYou for the information.
Do the students know what a GFCI is ?
I think this info may change things a little



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So this inspector is not the electrical inspector but someone like a building safety inspector. Is this correct?
Yes that is correct it is a safety inspector.
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No I dont think they know, its just something that is required.
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In that case, you may be able to find a local company that does engraving, and see if they will engrave the wall plates, and then use enamel paint such as the color red to highlight the wording 'GCFI'. Found this company online that sells the Decora plates with GCFI engraved http://www.kyledesigns.com/product/S...-Location.html



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A Brother P-Touch labeler would work fine as well.
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There one trick I done from time to time to keep the RCD { GFCI } sticker stay perament is .,, ask your lady or wife to use the clear fingernail polish that will do the trick.

And give them a flower or something to keep them happy otherwise go in some store they will have clear fingernail polish for couple Euros { few dollars }

Even clearcoat automovite paint will do the samething in touch up bott
Merci.
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"That melted my cover plate!"
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"That melted my cover plate!"


Well.,

I should mention it depending on which type of switch plate cover you are using if thermoplastque you should be ok but other type of plastique try with one cover first to see how it react to it.

Metal plates are not a issue at all.

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