Moving Violations Video No. 74, by Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant: Insufficient Receptacle Protection

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on Jun 26, 2014

From the looks of the rust on the lock nut, this installation has been there for some time. Is it possible that when this receptacle was installed, it met current codes? You seem to imply that everything you find must meet the latest Code requirements.

on Jun 26, 2014

Keep in mind that this may not be a violation if it was installed prior to the Code having these requirements. The Code is not retroactive.

on Jul 1, 2014

I see two others have the same thought I did. As the installation appears to be existing, it may have been compliant at the time.

On the flip side, I found the requirement for the outlet cover being weatherproof whether a cap is plugged-in or not to be in each Edition going back to the 2002 NEC (oldest version I have at hand.)

Besides, appearing to be a ball park with young children present wouldn't it be a good idea to at least replace the cover so it is compliant?

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