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Old 07-18-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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I'm new here so hope you can help.
My dad has an outdoor light mounted under the roof at corner of his house. He wants me to place another one about 25' away under the roof of his patio. What wire do I need and do I have to use conduit?
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=razorbak57;1377174]I'm new here so hope you can help.
My dad has an outdoor light mounted under the roof at corner of his house. He wants me to place another one about 25' away under the roof of his patio. What wire do I need and do I have to use conduit? I want to run the new light off of the corner light. The wire will make a left turn about 10' south then is a straight shot.

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Old 07-18-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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I would run the wire in the attic.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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Only problem with the attic is where the patio cover has no attic space. I can run the wire up in the attic but don't see how I can run it the last 10' down the patio top? That make any since?
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The patio top is just attached up on the roof and looks like 2"x4" maybe 2"x6" truss and then has plywood roofing
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I'm sorry it's not trusses. I think you call it lean to?
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Is there a receptacle on the outside wall?
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No receptacle on the back of the house.
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What ever you do will look like crap.
There is not a good way to turn a corner on the outside of the house.
Can you take some pictures?
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I'm going later today and can post some pics tomorrow. Thanks
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It's pretty cool here today so I'm going to look in the attic also. Thanks again
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:07 PM   #12
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There is not a good way to turn a corner on the outside of the house.

You mean one of these ?

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Nah ! No such thing !
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You mean one of these ?

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Nah ! No such thing !
This is joke, right?
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I'm sure dmx meant gray (electric) PVC not plumber's PVC (white).
You could use an "LB" http://www.homedepot.com/b/Electrica...s/N-5yc1vZbohk
or a regular 90, http://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1-...z0usncZ1z117wl
or a "pulling elbow" http://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1-...z10wqpZ1z117wl .
Does it look good? Not really. Will it get the job done? Yeah...
Is there an enclosed soffit?
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Have you considered solar as a lighting solution. This is just one example of the many available.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...1188_200621188

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