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murphybad 11-14-2012 02:49 PM

Outdoor receptacle with switch inside
 
Is there any code (or other, I suppose) issue with having an outdoor receptacle that is controlled by a switch inside the house?

jbfan 11-14-2012 03:14 PM

None whats so ever!

kbsparky 11-14-2012 08:43 PM

We do that all the time. Makes it easier to turn on Christmas lights and displays when you don't have to go outside to do it!

Missouri Bound 11-14-2012 10:03 PM

the receptacle still has to be GFCI protected...either the outlet itself or the circuit. (outlet is cheaper)

Wildie 11-14-2012 10:19 PM

Once my wife came home and found that a contractor who was hired by a neighbor to build a porch, was plugged into our outlet.
My wife, in no uncertain terms, took him to task, for using our power without permission.
And in no uncertain terms the contractor told her F@&%( off!
So she did, right into the house and switched off the receptacle. :yes:

Missouri Bound 11-14-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Wildie (Post 1052404)
and switched off the receptacle. :yes:

:thumbup: Fantastic....my wife would have a similar approach....except a .357 magnum would be involved......gotta love an armed woman with a Smith and Wesson.....:yes: Kudo's to your wife!!:thumbsup:


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