The great outdoors - AC outlets.


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Old 04-20-14, 12:40 PM
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The great outdoors - AC outlets.

I would like to take an outlet to the outdoors.

What size hole/spade bit is best for a 1/2" piece of pvc conduit or emt out the side of my house? How about for a 1/2" LB (slightly large yet?) or a fitting for that matter?

Also if this outlet was to be freestanding sort to speak, I was thinking of mounting it on a post of some kind a 2' or so from ground level. What material would be best to either mount a weatherproof box or even an enclosure of some kind (for future reference).
 
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Old 04-20-14, 01:08 PM
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Hole Sizes

7/8" for the conduit and 1 1/8" for the fitting.
 
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Old 04-20-14, 01:17 PM
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A piece of pressure treated 2x4 or 4x4 makes a good post.
 
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It's a lot less work & less cost, to mount it to the house. I don't know what the codes are to mount it to a post but it would have to be pressure treated wood at the very least. I imagine a 5/8" bit would cover a 1/2 pipe.
 
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