Which Connectors Do I Use?

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Old 05-15-20, 08:30 AM
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Which Connectors Do I Use?

Am installing this 2 gang, PVC, surface mounted box for Exterior GFCI.

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Am not skilled enough to know what connectors I should use, size , type, etc. Part number would be terrific.

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Old 05-15-20, 11:47 AM
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That is just a two gang weatherproof box.
How are you going to feed/wire it ?
You can use outdoor wiring called UF cable or PVC conduit.
Will there be more than one box ?

Tell us what your plans are for the box.
 
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Old 05-15-20, 01:25 PM
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One Box. PVC conduit. 12 awg UF (already run). This is upgrade from 1 to 2 gang GFCI. Used for 2 boat batteries chargers & trickle charges. I am quarantined so am ordering all parts. Just don't know what pipe to box connector to order. In case you are wondering, here is cover ...(for fat plugs that I have)

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Old 05-15-20, 06:24 PM
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Since you are using PVC conduit you will need male threaded adapters to thread into the threaded conduit hubs. This box has 7 - 3/4" hubs, but also has 7 reducing bushings so you can use either 1/2" or 3/4" conduit. 3/4" closure plugs are included for the extra hubs you don't need.
 
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Old 05-15-20, 09:07 PM
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When you put the seals in the top of the box.... put a little silicone sealant on the threads.
A little sealant between the box and cover on the the top and sides. None on bottom.

I also drill a 1/8" hole in the bottom of all my weatherproof box installations because no matter how well the box is sealed..... they always leak. The hole allows any leaked water to drain out.

Link to connector required..... 1/2" pvc male connector
They offer free shipping and they should as that part should only be $.50-1.00

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Old 05-16-20, 07:03 AM
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What really prompted me to do this is that GFCI would trip with no load (no plugs and nothing else on circuit) on it in the rain. Also my plugs are large so a 2 gang with the 5" cover should make a huge difference in getting cover closed tightly. I do plan to use sealant and to drill hole in bottom of box..............that I should not need if all else is done right.

Thanks guys for your help with this. I know which connectors to get now PLUS I got some additional good advice!
 
 

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