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Old 05-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Electrical Code Requirements for new Deck

I have a new exterior deck with a concrete floor, a complete roof, and open walls. What are general code requirements for installing can lights or eyeball lights and fans in the ceiling?


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Electrical Code Requirements for new Deck

1. At least one receptacle is required. GFCI protected and tamper and weather resistant.

2. Wiring methods must be wet location rated, no Romex.

3. Any cables subject to damage, many times interpreted as installed below 7'or 8', must be protected, ie: sleeved in conduit.

4. Light and fan fixtures must be rated for wet location.

5. Check local codes with inspector.

6. All boxes, covers and fittings must be weather resistant.


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Electrical Code Requirements for new Deck

Most people are using Low voltage systems for the deck lighting to light up walk ways and stairway lighting. As for overhead, follow directions in post #2.
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