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Old 09-30-2017, 11:52 PM   #1
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I'm roughing in a new house and for exterior outlets a co-worker is saying that a Weather resistant GFI with a bubble cover is code. Is this true??

It has been many years since I've done residential but back then a GFI with one of the bell flip up covers was fine.

Is this a code I haven't heard of or is he misinformed?
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:59 PM   #2
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Depending on code cycle, the old bubble cover is no more. Now they have to be extra duty.
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It is on the 2014 code. I didn't even know "extra duty" was a thing. So does this mean he is correct on the bubble cover required and the flip up cover not allowed?
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It is on the 2014 code. I didn't even know "extra duty" was a thing. So does this mean he is correct on the bubble cover required and the flip up cover not allowed?
Yes. For several code cycles the "in-use" type of cover has been required for receptacles in wet environments.

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It is on the 2014 code. I didn't even know "extra duty" was a thing. So does this mean he is correct on the bubble cover required and the flip up cover not allowed?
Most of the original stuff didn't last but a few insertions.

Hence the bump in specification.
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