under eave light-need waterproof box?

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Old 01-01-09, 11:50 AM
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under eave light-need waterproof box?

I am putting spotlights in eaves of addition. can I use octagon ceiling box on a rod, or do I need one of those round boxes that the light manufacturer makes that you use threaded plugs to close off the unused knockouts and a round gasket between box and mounting plate to make it waterproof.
 
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Old 01-01-09, 04:50 PM
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Hi!

Take a look here:

http://forum.doityourself.com/electr...nder-eave.html

It should answer your questions.
 
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Old 01-01-09, 06:14 PM
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Thanks. Sorry, I should have found that. It does bring up some questions though. This will be recessed so I don't need weatherproof. But several mentioned using plastic boxes. I would be concerned about weight of fixture stripping out the plastic? It is a double spot light with a sensor. Seem pretty heavy. Is a plastic box able to support something like this? They only have the small #6 screws and the ceiling boxes have larger #8 screws and obviously are steel threads instead of plastic. The plate that the lights attach to is round and you have to put one of those straps on the box so that a screw can go through center to hold lights on.
 
 

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