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Old 10-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Which box for flush-mount (in-wall) outdoor electrical outlet?


I'm adding an electrical outlet by running cable from an inside outlet in the same cavity. I will have a GFCI outlet inside, and run a regular grounded outlet off of it to the outside (as I've seen suggested here).

My question is about receptacle boxes: I know I can use a bell box, mounted to the surface, and then a waterproof cover. But which box would I use if I want to cut a hole in the siding and mount in the wall? Can I use the regular indoor old work boxes, or is there a special outdoor version? I haven't seen anything at the home improvement stores that mounts inside the wall and is specifically for outdoor use.

Thanks for any advice.

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Which box for flush-mount (in-wall) outdoor electrical outlet?


Since the box would be inside the wall you could use a regular old work box.

You could also use one of these.

http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/we...roof-products/

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Perfect, thank you.
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