Code Quiz

Fill in the blanks with the correct answers.
With respect to the requirements of facilities that may house children for educational, supervisory, or personal care services, a child care facility, by definition, must have more than _____ children that are _____ years old or less.

  1. No answer, as there is no definition of child care facility in the 2011 NEC
  2. 4; 7
  3. 10; 10
  4. 20; 5

Answer: B

Article 406 focuses on receptacles, cord connectors, and attachment plugs (caps). Section 406.2 lists the definition of a child care facility. It states, "A building or structure, or portion thereof, for educational, supervisory, or personal care services for more than four children 7 years old or less."

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