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@ user770395, Tester101 is correct but you also have to use a Weather Proof Cover when the receptacle can come into direct contact with water. I would use a In-use cover(1) but you could use a Weather Proof Cover but not a In-use cover(2). The in-use cover can still be shut and protect the outlet, while the not in-use cover can not.


Yes. If the receptacle is in a wet or damp location, the receptacle must be a weather-resistant type. In a damp location, you can use any weatherproof cover. In a wet location, you must use an "extra-duty" cover. "Extra-duty" covers, provide weatherproofing even when a cord is attached to the receptacle. National Electrical Code 2014 Chapter 4 ...


Probably no reason to use a WR outlet. The "WR" rating may not mean what you think it means. The primary difference between a WR outlet and a regular one is the WR one uses a special kind of plastic that does not get as brittle when cold and has better UV protection so it does not get damaged by direct sunlight. It does not provide any additional water ...

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