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Thread: Walk-In Freezer Receptical

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Walk-In Freezer Receptical

    Does anyone know if it's a code violation for an in use 120v receptacle mounted near the evaporator in a walk-in freezer to exist? It's needed to keep the drain line heater functional. There is no weatherproof cover.


    Mike Reisen
    All Air & Electric
    Arlington, Texas

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Re: Walk-In Freezer Receptical

    should be ok as long as the conduit is sealed where it exits through the wall or ceiling of the cooler. As to weatherproof, many schools of thought on that one. I recommend compression connectors and weatherproof boxes, but have also seen standars boxes and set screw connectors pass inspection. The important thing is to seal the conduit.(duct seal, silicone, etc in the conduit)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Portage, Indiana NEC: 2008

    Re: Walk-In Freezer Receptical

    I believe the cooler is a damp location and will require listed equipment for use in damp locations.

    This comes from article 100 definition of a damp location:

    Location, Damp. Locations protected from weather and not subject to saturation with water or other liquids but subject to moderate degrees of moisture. Examples of such locations include partially protected locations under canopies, marquees, roofed open porches, and like locations, and interior locations subject to moderate degrees of moisture, such as some basements, some barns, and some cold-storage warehouses.
    Wayne A. From: N.W.Indiana
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