Send to a Friend View / Add Comments  

Some of you have completed our Online Continuing Education Courses which include video instruction. For the rest of you we are sending a weekly series of newsletters featuring an instructional page complete with videos.

To view the videos you will need to download the free Real Player Download Real Player plugin for your browser - if you don't already have it. After installing Real Player, you can view the videos by clicking on one of these icons:

  • Click on this icon Hi Res - Cable/DSL if you have a cable or DSL connection.
  • Click on this iconLow Res - Modem if you have a Dial-up connection.

Below is the full course page which includes these videos:

Article 406 Low Res - Modem Hi Res - Cable/DSL        Page 2 of 4
Receptacle, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs

406.8 Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations

Parts of this section were revised to read:

(A) Damp Locations. A receptacle installed outdoors in a location protected from the weather or in other damp locations must have a weather resistant or raintight while-in-use cover. Figure 406-1

Author’s Comment: A ‘weather resistant cover’ is a cover that is weatherproof when the cover is closed and an attachment plug is not inserted. A ‘raintight while-in-use cover’ is a cover that is weatherproof when the attachment plug is inserted.

An installation suitable for wet locations is also considered suitable for damp locations.

A receptacle that is located outdoors is considered to be in a “location protected from the weather” if it is located under roofed open porches, canopies, marquees, and the like, and it is not subjected to beating rain or water runoff.

Figure 406-1
Click on Image to Enlarge

Copyright © 2003 Mike Holt Enterprises,Inc.
1-888-NEC-CODE (1-888-632-2633)