Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-04-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26
Share |

Outdoor Lighting Receptable

Hello all, what's a good outdoor box for mounting porch lights, front and back? The light will be under the porch (front and back) but am thinking since its outside the house, some kind of waterproofing is needed?

I will be cutting/drilling holes through metal siding for this so i need to not mess it up.

I remember seeing a bracket/mounting plate that someone posted on here for such lighting but I can't find it anymore. Any help would be appreciated.


On another note, can 10/3 Romex wire be ran through ceiling joists without conduit just like the a 14/2 etc??

matrix733 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,503

Outdoor Lighting Receptable

Some jurisdictions consider under roof outside wiring as a wet location. Not all. Contact your local building inspector and ask him if they do consider it wet. Under a porch would in my opinion not be a wet location, but flood lights hanging just under the soffit would be wet location.
If you just want to be safe and not call anyone just use a weather proof box. Sometimes called a "Bell" box. It will have threaded holes and will require a cover and gasket. If you need to reccess the boxes then no need for weather proof in your application. Just weather resistant, UL approved fixtures.

Yes, you can run 10/3 as through ceiling joist's without using conduit. It is treated no differently than 14/2 - 12/2 etc....

Last edited by J. V.; 12-04-2007 at 12:05 PM.
J. V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 02:20 PM   #3
Licensed electrician
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,511

Outdoor Lighting Receptable

Try to see if any of these will work for you.


Even the ones with a mounting flange can be retrofitted.
Jim Port is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 10:39 PM   #4
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26

Outdoor Lighting Receptable

Thanks a lot fellows...
matrix733 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.