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Installing Tamper Resistant Receptacle Outlets

How to Wire a Garage Light Fixture and Switch: As a good practice it wold be best to install tamper resistant receptacle outlets where ever they may be i the presence of infants. Check with your local building department and inquire about the local ruling.


Where should You Install Tamper Resistant Receptacle Outlets
Electrical Question When new receptacles are installed or old ones replaced, do they all now need to be tamper resistant?

Also, do all over counter top GFCI’s in the kitchen need to be 20amp or is that only if they are to be used for an appliance?

This electrical wiring question came from: David, from New York, New York.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question David.

Tamper Resistant Receptacle Outlets

Application: Replacing Receptacle Outlets.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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2 Responses to “Installing Tamper Resistant Receptacle Outlets”
  1. Cesar M. says:

    Great article, I just want to quote that by code the kitchen requires two 20 amp small appliance circuits with in the counter top area. Also tamper resistant receptacles are mandatory in all locations below 5.5 feet.

    Montes Electric, Inc. your electrician in Charlotte NC

    Thanks
    Cesar M.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Thanks for your Input Cesar, very much appreciated.

      Your website displays a fine representation for electrical services in the Charlotte, NC area.
      Keep up the Good Work!

      Dave

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