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  1. #1
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    Default Another tamper resistant question

    Is a single 120 volt dedicated receptacle now required to be TR as well as the duplex variety? I am asking because of my washing machine receptacle in our new laundry room. It is not currently TR, and we'll probably put the machine in place in the near future.

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    Default Re: Another tamper resistant question

    Yes.

    From the 2008 NEC. (underlining, bold, red text is mine)
    - 406.11 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Dwelling Units.
    - - In all areas specified in 210.52, all 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles shall be listed tamper-resistant receptacles.

    - 210.52 Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets.(Note: All I am posting are the main sub-headings, all of which are "as specified in 210.52".)
    - - (A) General Provisions. In every kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, parlor, library, den, sunroom, bedroom, recreation room, or similar room or area of dwelling units, receptacle outlets shall be installed in accordance with the general provisions specified in 210.52(A)(1) through (A)(3).
    - - (B) Small Appliances.
    - - (C) Countertops. In kitchens, pantries, breakfast rooms, dining rooms, and similar areas of dwelling units, receptacle outlets for countertop spaces shall be installed in accordance with 210.52(C)(1) through (C)(5).
    - - (D) Bathrooms. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 900 mm (3 ft) of the outside edge of each basin. The receptacle outlet shall be located on a wall or partition that is adjacent to the basin or basin countertop, or installed on the side or face of the basin cabinet not more than 300 mm (12 in.) below the countertop.
    - - (E) Outdoor Outlets. Outdoor receptacle outlets shall be installed in accordance with (E)(1) through (E)(3). [See 210.8(A)(3).]
    - - (F) Laundry Areas. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed for the laundry.
    - - (G) Basements and Garages. For a one-family dwelling, the following provisions shall apply:
    - - (H) Hallways. In dwelling units, hallways of 3.0 m (10 ft) or more in length shall have at least one receptacle outlet.

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    Default Re: Another tamper resistant question

    Except for receptacles installed on the roof (for servicing equipment) and any installed in an attic, receptacles in a dwelling unit are required to be tamper-resistant. It doesn't matter if you're replacing an existing or doing new work.

    Unless you have a local ordinance requiring it there is no reason to have a simplex (single) receptacle in the laundry. Things like irons and clothes steamers are allowed to use the same circuit.


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