Wiring a hardwired camera from a receptacle

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Old 07-31-19, 07:55 PM
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Wiring a hardwired camera from a receptacle

I am wanting to install a Ring spotlight camera. On my porch I have a receptacle. How would I extend this to where I could bring the wiring up higher?

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The pics don't work for me. Maybe the file size is too large?
 
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That's really an _electrical_ question; but the simple answer is that you pick up the power circuit from that existing receptical, and mount a new one up at the height you desire.

If it was me, I'd eliminate that unused upper box, because the cable coax really isn't supposed to share a conduit with the electrical.
 
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Old 08-01-19, 07:16 PM
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Photobucket no longer allows third party linking. So you cannot use them for hosting website pictures.

I couldn't tell what's in the top box but it would certainly be easy enough to put a connector in that box and using 1/2" pvc pipe..... extend up to a 4" round weatherproof box and install a single hole blank on the floodlight.

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Is the connector the photo you uploaded or is that the weatherproof box? What kind of wire would I run from the existing reciprocal? Then how would I install it to a single hole? I am new to this type of electrical work. (sorry if it was the wrong section).
 
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In general, you simply match the wire already used in the existing.

I've shifted this thread to the electrical forums, so you can get better advise.
 
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Old 08-02-19, 08:26 PM
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In the picture is the 4" round box and it's blank cover with a 1/2" hole for the camera/floodlight.
You would use either #14 or #12 THWN/THHN wire. You'd need white, black and green for ground. Many of the home improvement stores have that wire on bulk reels. Sometimes they have cut pieces for just a few pennies. If all else fails.... you could use a short piece of #12 or #14 UF cable thru the pipe although it's a little harder to work with.

You need a piece of 1/2" PVC electrical conduit. Typically it only comes in 10' lengths. You could cut it to get it in your car. In the same aisle.... you'd pickup two 1/2" PVC connectors and a small bottle of PVC glue..

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Thanks. I just don't understand what I am doing with the box.
 
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There are several mounting choices for that camera. You can use the power cord which will look.... meh..... or you can attach the camera directly to an electrical box. I didn't know the camera came with the actual 4" mounting plate. The video illustrates what I'm talking about. If you want to plug the camera in.... use a square electrical box with a receptacle and weatherproof in-use cover.

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Thanks! I bought all the material yesterday, including a 90 bend pvc pipe. I will try to do this in the next couple of days. I'll post pics when done..or need additional guidance.
 
 

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