Outside light switch


Old 09-27-10, 08:49 AM
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Outside light switch

Is is acceptable to install a light switch outside under an in-use cover like this one?
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Old 09-27-10, 09:07 AM
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It should be okay, but why not alter your search on the HD site to "weatherproof switch cover"? They show quite a few styles.
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There are quite few diffrent outdoor switch cover you can use some will have lever outside of the cover which I have used a bit and there are a bit differnt format you can use so look around or goggle outdoor switch cover they will list a bunch of it.

Old 09-27-10, 06:22 PM
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Do you already have a box setup like that or is this going to be a whole new install just for a switch?
Cause like these guys said, there are outdoor boxes with a cover that toggle the switch inside without opening anything.
Now the box you've shown is ideal for a receptacle, but if it's only for a switch you can also use one of these along with the appropriate box. It uses a standard switch.

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