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splinter2 09-22-2010 09:35 PM

Adding outlets to front porch
Ok I am considering adding outlets to the front porch which is Covered and will be adding 2 outlets, Can I tie into a junction box in the basement and run from there in the outlets, or from the pro's whats the best way..


frenchelectrican 09-22-2010 09:45 PM

I would run it own circuit if you have room in the load centre and be aware that you will need RCD { GFCI } anyway.

And you may end up get WP cover as well if you will get some water get into the device.

Is the porch is all screen or complety enclosed ?


secutanudu 09-23-2010 08:09 AM

Depending on what is on the circuit that is feeding the J-Box in the basement, you may be able to legally tie into it. Is your basement finished? If not...I'd run a new circuit. You never know what you may plug in there.

And like Marc said - you will need both outlets to be GFCI protected, but only the first one in the chain needs to be a GFCI, it can protect the second one.

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