Tamper Proof Plugs


Old 06-12-14, 06:41 PM
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Tamper Proof Plugs

Are tamper proof plugs code now? I'm about to buy a few boxes of the non-tamper proof type and don't want to fail inspection. I would think the non-tamper are okay if the big box stores sell them.
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Old 06-12-14, 06:45 PM
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Do you mean tamper resistant receptacles ?

They are required by code in most new wiring.

If this is new work... like a new addition.... use tamper resistant receptacles.
Old 06-12-14, 07:02 PM
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Dang it. Okay. It's a newly finished basement. Thanks.
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It's not up to the big box stores to enforce the the code.
Old 06-13-14, 06:10 AM
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All codes are local. When my area adopted the 2008 NEC it was with a list of amendments. One amendment eliminated the tamper resistant receptacle requirement because of the added cost to a new home during a major recession.
Old 06-13-14, 09:08 AM
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The NEC requires that TR, GFI or AFCI be used if it would be required in new work when replacing devices.

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