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Old 01-12-2020, 03:45 PM   #21
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How come hot water tanks don’t need GFCI protection??


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Dual function with a lockable disconnect

Oh, and a shunt trip wired to a float switch ... I'm writing the proposal as we speak.
I'll add a notwithstanding clause on the float, if it's mounted in the attic
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:46 PM   #22
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Dual function with a lockable disconnect

Oh, and a shunt trip wired to a float switch ... I'm writing the proposal as we speak.
I'll add a notwithstanding clause on the float, if it's mounted in the attic
I legit would not be surprised if that got written into code.

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Old 01-12-2020, 03:51 PM   #23
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No switches are WR because they make those expensive waterproof covers.

It would be useful to have some WR switches though. A few times I've installed a 2 gang bubble cover with a switch and a plug.

Now you got me curious about the WR rated stuff. I think I'll buy a WR GFCI and a regular GFCI this summer and stick them in the dash of the car to see which one lasts longer.


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They actually make weatherproof "switch cover"s that look like a standard decora switch. Forget trying to install a dimmer switch with one of these or the other types of covers with exterior paddles.
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Because there has to be a line somewhere, and that line is always going to be arbitrary and a matter of opinion.

It is more likely for someone to bring an electrical item near a sink than run a cord outside, so they made the lin between those two things. The line will change.
Doesn't that describe most new codes over the last few cycles, coupled with "He who has the deepest pockets wins".
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Why does an exterior receptacle need to be G.F.C.I.
protected when it's in an in use cover? Why shouldn't any receptacle within 6' of a door leading outside not be G.F.C.I. protected?

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The in-use cover serves the purpose of protecting the receptacle from water and is required on all outdoor residential installations in my area. I actually prefer the standard weatherproof flip covers. In use covers are more applicable if the cord is plugged in all the time. I personally wind up my cords at the end of the day. But things like fountains and sprinkler controls stay plugged in so it makes sense to have the raised cover. GFCI is to protect anything down stream like the cord and any attached devices. Think about it.. Some guy or gal is outside on a sunny day in their bathing suit and bare feet washing their car. When they finish they decide to vacuum the interior. Faulty vacuum, bare feet and no GFCI. Bad combo.. The problem is that lots of times people bootleg receptacle in their garage or exterior of their homes and it's not GFI protected. I kind of agree with you on having GFCI's within 6 feet of a doorway as that's another place that people plug into when working outside.
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They actually make weatherproof "switch cover"s that look like a standard decora switch. Forget trying to install a dimmer switch with one of these or the other types of covers with exterior paddles.
These look nifty. What brand are these?

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These look nifty. What brand are these?

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Bell is the manufacture. Home Depot sells them but probably an online order.
Here is the skew -> Internet #306055542 Model # 5129-0 UPC Code # 050169512906
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