Proper wiring from indoor to Outdoor

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Old 08-28-08, 09:01 AM
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Proper wiring from indoor to Outdoor

Hi, I have a an enclosed Screen Deck and I am installing 4 GFCI outlets and 2 Outdoor Ceiling Fans, I am using UF-b 12/2 20 amp 600 volts Wire routing through the rafter into a weather proof Outlet box. My question is what should I use to transition from outdoor to indoor wiring to a new 20 amp switch? And how or what do I use to seal the outlet where the wire enters the box. Thanks..
 
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I believe what's generally called an LB elbow is used to transition from outside to inside. Perhaps a pro will come by soon.
 
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You can purchase UF connectors whic are a compression type connector with a rubber gasket that compresses around the wire when you tighten the gland nut.
You buy them based on the size of the wire that you are using.
You can just take the wire directly into your switch box if you want.
 
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And how or what do I use to seal the outlet where the wire enters the box. Thanks..
Use a UF-B connector as mentioned by dezwit and seal up any penetrations through the house wall with caulk and/or expanding foam. Both are okay for direct contact with the romex cable.
 
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