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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Draft Felt At Electrical Outlet

Article Number

8.1

Condition

DRAFT FELT AT ELECTRICAL OUTLET

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Electrical boxes on exterior walls that penetrate the air barrier system shall be installed to prevent air infiltration.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials

Action

Electrical boxes not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Some drafts may occur around electrical outlets or receptacles on exterior walls, particularly when it is cold or windy. Convection air movement may simulate draft conditions. See Also: 8.7 INSUFFICIENT INSULATION

  

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