Code Q&A: Receptacle Replacement Rules

Code Q&A: Receptacle Replacement Rules

NEC rules for receptacle replacement.

Q. What are the rules for receptacle replacement?

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A. When replacing receptacles, remember that arc-fault circuit-interrupter type and ground-fault circuit interrupter type receptacles must be installed at a readily accessible location [406.4(D)].

If an equipment grounding conductor exists, grounding-type receptacles must replace nongrounding-type receptacles and the receptacle’s grounding terminal must be

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