Exterior electric outlet.


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Old 08-11-18, 05:32 PM
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Exterior electric outlet.

I am trying to open an exterior weather proof outlet. It has a clear plastic cover but no screws or obvious way to disassemble. I need access to wiring to extend the wiring undergroud to another location.
 
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Old 08-11-18, 05:34 PM
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Picture of cover will help. Open and closed.
 
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Old 08-11-18, 05:39 PM
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Most of those type covers are held in/on by the receptacle screws.
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Old 08-11-18, 06:01 PM
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I am unable to download photos. I will as soon as i find the go advanced . It does not show only submit reply or post. I guessi will have to ask my son for help. Thanks
 
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Old 08-11-18, 06:11 PM
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The "go advanced" button is below the first reply box you see.

You can also use "new reply" as that opens the advanced editor too. It's directly below the thread and above the reply box.
 
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Some Android phones do not show Go Advanced.
 
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Old 08-12-18, 01:39 PM
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I finally found a computer that allowed me to download the photos of the electrical outlet.
 
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I never seen that type of weatherproof box, but it appears cover over the receptacle is clip on. Try fiddling around with a flat head screw driver.

Also, is that receptacle GFCI protected? If not, it has to be GFCI protected.
 
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The inside blue section around the duplex outlets look like it pops off. Should expose 2 screws holding weather proof cover to electric box behind it.
 
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Old 08-13-18, 08:52 AM
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Thanks for suggestions. The outlet is ground fault through another outlet. The inside does look like it may pop out but I was afraid to break it. I will keep prying on it.
 
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Old 08-13-18, 10:50 AM
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The insert is held in place with four tabs. It will snap out to reveal screws. Use a thin screwdriver inserted at the tab locations to unlock the plate.

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