Tamper Proof Receptacles (Plugs and Outlets) - are they required?
Question: Are tamper proof receptacles required in your home town?
Answer: I bet yes. Check with your local inspector at city hall.
"Is is right - that an 'Electrical Associate' in my local Box outlet told me it doesn't matter which plug I install in my home, my daughters room, my hallway etc. ?"
Here in Vancouver our latest code book on electrical was printed in 2009. This new code came into affect then. Home depot has dropped the price on these old plugs but when you go in and ask which is right - and you inform the staff you have inspections.
"Is it right they don't know the answer? Is it even fair they should have to? Surely the Home owner is required by law some where to understand every code and every modification for every city in Canada. Why would the "Electrical Assosciate" know anything about electrical code. He only works in that department and helps out in "Lighting".
Rona had only two tamper proof plugs in stock. 2! One white and one ivory.
Do they want to sell me these plugs - or maybe first they should sell off all the old ones. Is this right? No No No.
And at my favourite store - Dicks Lumber. "Where the Builders Buy"
Guess what - they didn't even have a SKU number or single tamper proof plug in stock.
What is wrong here people?
These codes protect our homes, our health and our families.
If my 4 year old looses her finger because of an electrical Arc when she plays with your plug in your home. Who is to blame?
You renovated this year. You seeked advice. What happened? Why did you not know this? How come homeowners don't study this code every day like me.
Oh Ya - I'm a GC. You have your own job to work on.
Double check your facts folks. Look up the code or ask me to help.
Lets change the "Box"!