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Options for mounting in-use receptacle cover over vinyl siding?

Options for mounting in-use receptacle cover over vinyl siding?


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Old 08-31-15, 05:28 PM
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Options for mounting in-use receptacle cover over vinyl siding?

Hi all,

I need to put an in-use receptacle cover over an outdoor outlet. Because of the vinyl siding, the receptacle sits recessed a bit too much for the cover to sit properly over. Anyone have any ideas here?

Here is a link to some photos of the situation:

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Thanks yall!
-Grant
 

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Old 08-31-15, 05:41 PM
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Instead of trying to insert the box, extend the receptacle.
 
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Old 08-31-15, 05:46 PM
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Always a tricky situation. You may need to switch to an integral box and receptacle.

Arlington DBVR141W-1 Vertical Electrical Box with Weatherproof Cover for Siding, White, 1/2-Inch Lap - Outside Electrical Box

Arlington-DBVS1W-1-Weatherproof-Vinyl-Siding-dp/B004K1G0ZO

The second box is listed for new work but if you can work the siding you can get it in. I usually zip the siding apart to get it in. The finished product looks good.
 
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Old 08-31-15, 05:58 PM
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I will second the Arlington siding boxes. They also have one with a flush in use cover.
 
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Old 09-01-15, 08:42 AM
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thanks so much for this. HUGE help!
 
 

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