Electrical boxes in stucco


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Old 02-11-15, 08:51 PM
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Exclamation Electrical boxes in stucco

Hey guys, sorry for the noob post so soon. I have decided to do the electrical in my new home and trying to figure out the requirements for stucco. I can't find anything in the code book. For my service meter I know I need a stucco pan to maintain my air gap, but for my AC disconnects do I need this same thing? Below is a link to the disconnects I am using. These boxes are mounted to the block and I drilled a 1" hole to the interior that I plan on filling after running NM through it. The problem is my stucco guys are starting tomorrow and I need to make sure I get this right.

Square D QO 60 Amp Not Fusible AC Disconnect Switch Does Not Provide Overcurrent Protection-QO200TRCP - The Home Depot

The second question is, can I use 1/2" pancake boxes for my external lights? Again I drilled a 1" hole to the interior. Here is the link to the box.

Raco 1/2 Deep 4 in. Round Ceiling Pan with NMSC Clamps-8293 - The Home Depot

Final question. For my outdoor outlets can I use a standard wet location box? Again I drilled a 1" hole to the interior and intend to use the appropriate bubble box. Here is the product I used.

Red Dot 3/4 in. 4-Hole Single Gang Weatherproof Box-S106E - The Home Depot

Sorry for the questions. Should have asked these a while ago. Thanks.
 
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Old 02-11-15, 09:46 PM
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Do you know how thick the total stucco finish will be ?
 
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Yes. It should be roughly 1/2".
 
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Old 02-11-15, 10:28 PM
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The disconnect will be fine. A pancake would be perfect for the lights.

The FS (weatherproof) box would stick out of the stucco a bit but will work fine.
 
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Thanks PJMax,

I don't mind the receptacles sticking out. I know the bubble boxes will add quite a bit too. Thanks for the clarification.
 
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Old 02-12-15, 03:51 AM
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A pancake box will work if it only has one 14-2 cable. The capacity is not enough for two cables.

I would look at these options.Arlington | Non-Metallic FR Series Device & Fixture Box
 
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Thanks for that info pcboss.

I only intend to run one 14-2 cable to each box.
 
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Old 02-12-15, 08:00 AM
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I would not use a WP box in stucco. After a while the screws seize in the box and the box will need to be replaced.
 
 

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