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    Default Outlets under soffits

    Last edited by John Stephenson; 12-22-2007 at 06:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Outlets under soffits

    2003 IRC
    E3802.3 Outdoor receptacles
    All 125 volt single phase,15-and 20 ampere receptacles installed outdoors shall have ground- fault circuit interrupter protection for personnel.
    Exception Section E4001.7

    E4001.7
    Snow melting and deicing equipment.
    Outdoor receptacles that are not readily accessible and are supplied from a dedicated branch circuit for electric snow melting or deicing equipment shall be permitted to be installed without ground- fault circuit interrupter protection for personnel.However, ground fault protection for equipment shall be provided for fixed outdoor electric deicing and snow melting equipment.

    I put this in my reports for exterior covers. Do not have NEC for covers.
    : Recommend exterior receptacles have protective weather covers that are weatherproof whether or not plug cap is inserted.


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    Default Re: Outlets under soffits

    Not the one in the photo, at least no in my opinion.

    David posted code for GFCI protection, not weather proof covers, and, of course, it should have GFCI protection.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Outlets under soffits

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Not the one in the photo, at least no in my opinion.

    David posted code for GFCI protection, not weather proof covers, and, of course, it should have GFCI protection.
    I think it is OK as well.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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