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sprengle1 01-15-2006 11:16 PM

outdoor gfci
 
This is my first post, so please bear with me for any errors in terms!

Is it possible to recess the box for an outdoor gfci?

We are in the process of wiring our home addition. We have bought a cover system that allows the outlet to be in use during wet weather. We also bought a plastic 'flange' that sits against the house siding snugly. My thinking was that the box can be recessed into the wall so that it doesn't protrude beyond the siding flange that we bought, but my spouse doesn't think so.

Is it possible (in code) to cut the house sheathing so only a small part of the box (weatherproof) protrudes beyond the exterior?

Speedy Petey 01-16-2006 07:23 AM

Sure. Return what you got and get one of these:
http://www.aifittings.com/in_box/DBV...-new_small.jpg
http://www.aifittings.com/in_box/vinyl-both.jpg
http://www.aifittings.com/in_box/DBVS1W.jpg

Arlington Industries new "In-Box"

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sprengle1 01-16-2006 08:36 AM

Thanks! I thought there must be a way!;)

sprengle1 01-16-2006 09:07 AM

We just spoke about this, and the problem is more that he doesn't want to cut the large opening in the sheathing, which we HAVE to do to recess the box either way! :( He would rather just have the wire hole. I thought his concern was about recessing the whole box being against code tho we couldn't find anything about it either way in the book we are using.


I do like the one-piece aspect of this product though. Getting my hands on it might be another story.


THEBIGPUNN 01-16-2006 04:46 PM

sprengle 1, simply call the electrical or building inspector and ask. they usually are helpful.


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