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Old 06-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #16
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FYI there are 2 kinds of outdoor fans .. DAMP location and WET location use one of those 2
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One more quick question. I know I will need a "wet" location rated fan but what time of box will I need to support this from being that we will use PVC conduit?

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FYI- you can use a damp location rated fan also.

Hang the fan from a fan-rated box. Since the underside of the porch roof will be, at most, a damp location, it's permissible to use boxes listed for dry locations. Make sure to use long lag screws to support the box to a structural member.
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FYI- you can use a damp location rated fan also.

Hang the fan from a fan-rated box. Since the underside of the porch roof will be, at LEAST, a damp location, it's NOT permissible to use boxes listed for dry locations. Make sure to use long lag screws to support the box to a structural member.
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How do you figure that?

Underside of roof- definitely not a wet location. Could be a damp location, as specified in NEC, or possibly dry.

Boxes are only required to be listed for wet locations, not damp. Using a box for dry locations is fine as long as it's installed so moisture cannot enter or accumulate.
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Location, Damp. Locations protected from weather and
not subject to saturation with water or other liquids but
subject to moderate degrees of moisture. Examples of such
locations include partially protected locations under canopies,
marquees, roofed opened porches, and like locations,
and interior locations subject to moderate degrees of moisture,
such as some basements, some barns, and some cold-
storage warehouses.
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ANy thoughts on if this arrangement would function or would it cause the GFI to trip? The duplex, which is shown at ceiling level, will have both halves switch controlled.


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Good to go.

Possibly...if this is being installed in a basement or garage the receptacle the shop light is plugged into would need GFI protection according to the 2008 NEC or later.

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