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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a code compliant exterior grade outlet.  Often older houses have those silly exterior outlets with flappers over each socket that don't look like they really keep the rain out.  Well, they don't.  We can do better!

Here's a video of a guy putting one in:


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install an exterior outlet with a code compliant box
  - includes a cover to keep a plugged in extension cord dry and safe
  - this BB is to install the outlet and the code compliant cover, if you're just putting a cover on an existing box, that doesn't count for this one.  But do it anyway!

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the location before you start the job
  - the wiring underway
  - the installation done showing the outlet working correctly with a circuit tester
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I suppose one of these count don't count since it doesn't have the lid needed. It does say weatherproof and it has IP ratings so thought I should ask first!
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Brandon Gladefield wrote:I suppose one of these count don't count since it doesn't have the lid needed. It does say weatherproof and it has IP ratings so thought I should ask first!



It does count - but it’s only half the solution. You still need a lid -

includes a cover to keep a plugged in extension cord dry and safe

. It doesn’t say you can’t make your own lid, just that the final solution is code compliant. I think the tricky part would be that ‘the code’ is for Montana USA not Victoria Australia. I think lid is a bit misleading, it should be something like a bubble cover, so the outlet and extension are both protected. Here’s a good article : https://kbelectricpa.com/outdoor-outlet-covers-why-the-bubble-cover-is-mandatory/

That’s just my two cents - you might still want to wait for an official reply
 
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I'd say "code" is wherever you live as long as they have a code.  Otherwise to Montana/US code.

Even if it's to code to not include a bubble cover, that's not really good enough so that's why the requirement for the cover is in there.  Maybe the "Paul compliant" BB would be an option?
 
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The bubble cover still exists here in Aus, it's just this is the inventory I have in my van at the moment. I'll just have to get the other kind. But thanks for the information Gents!
 
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