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Not liking the new 'tamper proof' GFCI receptacles.

2 of the 3 on exterior of home I could not get 3-prong tester to insert. Usually a little side to side is all it takes: not these. They trip fine with button, but not much use if you can't plug anything into them: IMO

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ALSO: this weatherproof cover suspends receptacle with space all the way around it leaving conductors (somewhat) exposed. I'm thinking there must be an inner shield someone left out??

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Not liking the new 'tamper proof' GFCI receptacles.

2 of the 3 on exterior of home I could not get 3-prong tester to insert. Usually a little side to side is all it takes: not these. They trip fine with button, but not much use if you can't plug anything into them: IMO

Get a fine file and chamfer the front edges of the prongs on your receptacle tester. Then buff them up till they're smooth. No more problems with TR receptacles.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Just did an inspection on a new construction this AM and my one year old tester wouldn't fit into 2 of the 3 outdoor receps regardless of how hard I tried.

I don't know what the problem is unless it's typical of new tamper-resistant receps. It ain't my tester.

Write them up?

Marc

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