Code Q&A: Placing Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations

Code Q&A: Placing Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations

NEC rules for installing receptacles in damp or wet locations.

Q. What are the Code rules for installing receptacles in damp or wet locations?

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A. Receptacles installed in a damp location must be installed in an enclosure that’s weatherproof when an attachment plug cap isn’t inserted, and the receptacle cover is closed, or an enclosure that’s weatherproof when an attachment plug is inserted. All nonlocking 15A and 20A, 125V and 250V receptacles in a damp location must be listed

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