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Old 06-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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I am re-siding my house and would like to install an electrical box for a wall sconce exterior light.

The siding will be (in order) 7/16 OSB, housewrap, and 5/16 hardiboard.

What steps can I take to prevent water intrusion? What type of electrical box is most popular for _exterior_ wall sconces? what should be the depth of the box with respect to the finished surface?

If you know a link or links to explanations, that would be great!

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http://www.sturdibuild.com/gallery.shtml

One I like better is one I've been buying at Lowes, it is the siding block and electrical box all in one, you can even add a differant trim ring that way bigger if you have a bigger light.

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joecaption,

Thanks. I didn't know these existed.

I have to look for more information about them:

How thick are they?
Where do the mounting screws of the light fixture go?
How is it flashed with housewrap?
is there an electrical box behind it?

I can start by going to Lowe's and asking questions.

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There not going to have a clue, Just ask where the vinyl siding is, your lucky if they even know that much. Once you see it, it's simple to figure out how to install it.
It will look like a 2 X 4 handi outlet box built in. It can be used for an out box or a light box. If it's a light you just mount it horizontal so the screw holes line up with the light fixture.
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