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Old 05-01-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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How to make outdoor fountain safe?


I put in an outdoor fountain. The plug from the fountain is about 4' long. I currently have it plugged into an outdoor extension cord which goes to an outdoor plub. I know this is not the right way to do it. What do I need to do to make this safe?

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Run uf cable from the receptacle at the house, and put one close to the fountain.

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Make sure that the circuit is protected with a gfci outlet or breaker---just to be safe.
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4x4 post near fountain.
UF cable 24" underground protected at both ends with conduit where it exits the ground.
GFCI receptacle.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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These are nice and they don't rot.

http://www.arlcatalog.com/Weatherpro...in%20Cover.htm
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