||12-05-2012 09:31 AM
Installing new outdoor receptable, any code reqs?
I'm looking to install an electrical box on the outside front of my townhouse. The exterior of the house is brick, so for simplicity's sake I'm just looking to drill a hole for the romex and install a surface mount box. The romex has already been run from the panel to the inside location where I need to punch the hole to the exterior, so that's set. It's 12-2 romex and plan to install a 20amp circuit w/ a GFCI receptacle.
Ok.. so my only big questions are what the code reqs are for a new receptacle? There is a water line/spigot in the vicinity of where I want to install the outlet, but are there code reqs in terms of how far the new box should be from the spigot? I was thinking a few feet would be a good idea, but not sure if there's a code req. Any other things I might be overlooking?
The outdoor receptacle will primarily be used for christmas lights, :biggrin: but it will be used occasionally for powering a pressure washer and vacuum.