New Child Resistant Outlets In Oregon

The fall of 2008 had some advancements in the electrical code here in Salem, Oregon. Although I am a home inspector and not a code compliance inspector I do pay attention to building practices so that I my educate my clients to the best of my ability.
One advancement in particular is the requirement for new homes to be equipped with a new type of child safe outlet. As of the late fall of 2008 all of the outlets in a new home have small baffles that prevent something other than a two-prong plug from being inserted. I demonstrate the safety feature in the video below:



  1. Thanks for the information Jim. You have a lot of very helpful tips on your blog, and the videos are terrific.

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