Porch Lights

Old 08-12-04, 04:06 PM
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Porch Lights

I am installing 2 new porch lights and a flood light for the back porch. The interior walls are open and we are preparing to install the exterior siding. We just selected the type of light fixtures to be installed and are trying to coordinate it with the siding courses.

Question: Can I use a regular round box or do I need to install an exterior rated box? The box will be inside the wall. Will a rubber gasket, available at a home center, be enough to protect the wires inside from the elements if I use a reg. round box?

I guess this would also apply to the box for the outlets we are planning to install.

Old 08-12-04, 07:43 PM
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A regular box is fine for this location.

Any outdoor recepiticle outlets must be covered with an in-use cover. This in-use cover will incorporate a cover for the box that is weather tight.

For the lights, the lights themselves incorporate what is needed to cover the box.

After installing the boxes you probably want to seal around the boxes (around, not in).
Old 08-13-04, 12:43 AM
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Thank you. That is what I was hoping to read.

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