Best way to fix this oudoor outlet?


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Old 08-06-05, 11:39 AM
bhyman
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Best way to fix this oudoor outlet?

Long story short the circuit that has my outside outlets on it has been tripping the GFCI during the last to rain storms. So I decided to take a look at the only outdoor outlet that is exposed to rain directly. Sure enough I found this mess:

http://maximumhomerdrive.com/uploader/files/outlet.jpg

An old workbox stuck into the side of the house. It even has two extra drywall screws holding it on to something, the framing I would assume. The screw terminals on the outlet are all rusty.

Rather than just put a new weatherproof outlet cover on, and replace the outlet, how should I resolve this properly?

I have access to the back of this mess if I cut into the living room wall, which would be fine if I need too.

Thanks.
 
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Old 08-06-05, 01:54 PM
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Check out these new boxes that were shown to someone with a very similar question as yours. Also, change the receptacle to a GFCI and you can then have just a regular breaker feeding it, that way, when and if it trips it is easier to reset. It doesn't seem necesssary on what I see here to go thru your living room wall. However, I am no expert and I am sure you will get additional help here. But you can check this site for these boxes. Hope this helps. http://www.aifittings.com/whnew71.htm
 
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Old 08-06-05, 07:33 PM
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Thank you for the info.

The outlet is already downstream of another GFCI outlet however.
 
 

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