Tamper Resistant Receptacles


Old 07-04-18, 04:15 PM
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Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Happy 4th to all. Do I need tamper resistant receptacles in a new detached shop/rv garage that iím wiring ?
Old 07-04-18, 04:35 PM
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Tamper resistant outlets are ideal when there are children around. I don't think I'd put them in my workshop but if children will be in there then they should be installed.
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They are optional in a shop/storage building. Required only inside the residence.
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I personally would never install them in a shop, they are a PITA, and every one I have ever seen was cheaply made and often broke. I always use the highest quality receptacles in my shop as they take a lot of abuse.
In addition, it may not be your rule, but I NEVER allow children into my workshop, there are simply too may ways to get hurt in there, outlets being the least of the issues.

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