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Is it a code rule in the NEC to install only WR marked GFCI receptacles outdoors?
I'm in Canada and am just curious as it's not a code rule here. I was told this was a code rule in the states.

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Is it a code rule in the NEC to install only WR marked GFCI receptacles outdoors?

2 ways to read that question

1/ can i install a wr receptacle inside
2/ can i install a receptacle thats not wr rated outside
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(6) Weather-Resistant Receptacles. Weather-resistant receptacles
shall be provided where replacements are made at receptacle
outlets that are required to be so protected elsewhere in
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2/ can i install a receptacle thats not wr rated outside

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2017 NEC

406.9 (B)(1)wet locations
All 15 and 20 ampere 125 v and 250 volt non-locking type receptacles shall be listed and so identified as the weather resistant type
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406.9 (B)(1)wet locations
All 15 and 20 ampere 125 v and 250 volt non-locking type receptacles shall be listed and so identified as the weather resistant type

Thanks this is what I was told as well. it's not code in Canada yet but I would assume it's going to be the case here soon.
So if you gfi the circuit at the panel, do you still need WR rated devices?
I see Cooper makes them http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...5r_wrbr15.html

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Thanks this is what I was told as well. it's not code in Canada yet but I would assume it's going to be the case here soon.
So if you gfi the circuit at the panel, do you still need WR rated devices?
I see Cooper makes them http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...5r_wrbr15.html
yep, i think the contact areas are more corrosion resistant
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yep, i think the contact areas are more corrosion resistant
I'd say that's a pretty safe bet.
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