Adding an outdoor receptacle

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Old 03-04-17, 01:41 PM
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Question Adding an outdoor receptacle

I am interested in adding an outdoor receptacle to the ceiling of my back patio - the purpose being to plug in a TV and some string lights.

I have attic access to the patio and one of the receptacles from our bonus room backs right up to where I'd want to install the new receptacle. It'd be pretty easy to tap into that. Assuming I get a proper GFCI Weatherproof Kit, should there be any safety or code concerns that I should be addressing?

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Old 03-04-17, 02:10 PM
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As long as you don't tap into a dedicated circuit, like say for kitchen or bathroom receptacles, you are fine. GFCI, weatherproof housing, in use cover....

You may want to look at the Arlington in use boxes. They mount recessed so the in use cover doesn't stick out like a big bubble.

And seal where the cable penetrates the house with caulk or foam so you don't provide an entry for water or creepy crawlers.
 
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Sounds like a damp location, not wet. So in use cover not required, just cover when not in use.
 
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Those Arlington in-use boxes are perfect! Thanks for the recommendation.
 
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