Outside receptacle


Old 08-28-01, 11:16 PM
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I plan on installing a new outside receptacle about 15 feet from the back of the house. My plan was this. I was going to use conduit from the house straight down into the ground 18 inches with a free run of UF cable 15 ft across to a conduit coming up out of the ground. This conduit is going to be attached to a 5 ft long 2 x 4 (2 ft staked into ground) to an outside weather proof box and cover plate with a 15 amp receptacle. I will be branching off a 15 amp ouside lighting circuit switch box (located inside) for power. Is the box mounted to an upright 2 x 4 OK?
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Old 08-29-01, 07:40 AM
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Before you do anything, check two things about that switch you plan to tap power off of:

(1) Make sure it's a 2-way switch, and not a 3-way switch.
(2) Make sure there are no white wires attached directly to the switch.

Either of this can cause you big problems.

P.S. I expected to see the acronym "GFCI" somewhere in your post.
Old 08-29-01, 10:03 AM
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John Nelson is trying to tell you that an outdoor receptacle is required to be GFCI protected so that nobody gets fried while using electrical stuff in the rain!


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