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Old 10-23-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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hello,
i want to install a small water fountain in my bkyd but dont have any power. can i 'tap' into the back of an existing interior outlet and mount an exterior outlet box on the outside of the wall?

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hello,
i want to install a small water fountain in my bkyd but dont have any power. can i 'tap' into the back of an existing interior outlet and mount an exterior outlet box on the outside of the wall?

Sure you can just make sure you install a GFCI

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You can, but with one catch. Exterior convenience receptacles must be 20 amps...I imagine that the majority of your interior receptacles are on 15 amp circuits. GFCI protection is required as mentioned, and can be accomplished with a GFCI receptacle device. Weatherproof covers are also required.
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You can, but with one catch. Exterior convenience receptacles must be 20 amps...
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Oh crap, I stand corrected. E3802.3 permits 15 or 20 amp receptacles outdoors.

Excuse me while I get my head out of my.......

Sorry for the mistake, and thanks for calling me on it.

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