Extending outside outlet


Old 05-16-18, 02:32 AM
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Question Extending outside outlet

I have a GFCI outlet in crawlspace and would like to extend it outside for easier access. Would it be acceptable / safe to run new wire from the existing outlet by just plugging into that outlet then running the other end of the new wire to a new GFCI outlet placed in the desired location?
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Old 05-16-18, 02:49 AM
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No not acceptable. Connect UF-b cable to the line side of the existing receptacle and place a weatherproof GFCI receptacle in a weatherproof box with an in use cover outside.

(You could use a non GFCI receptacle outside if you come off the load side of the existing GFCI but it would be less convenient if there was a trip.)
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