outdoor Gfi


Old 08-14-03, 03:28 PM
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Does all wiring done on the outside need to be UF (gray) if conduit is not used? I need to put a GFI recp. outside and the wire that is already there is regular romex. Thanks
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NM cable may not be used in wet locations. Most places outdoors, including all underground conduit, are considered "wet". It is possible that a very protected spot under a porch might be considered "normally dry". It is also possible that some above-ground outdoor conduit would be considered "normally dry".

UF may be used underground. Unless specifically marked as sunlight-resistant, however, it may not be used where exposed to sunlight.

Not all UF cable is necessarily gray.

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