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Old 07-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Want to install an outdoor outlet which will be used for a radio or weed whacker(no swimming pool) on a 4x4 post near the edge of my patio.

Can the following die-cast aluminum outlet box shown here: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/BELL-Weatherproof-Single-Gang-Outlet-Box-3KG83?Pid=search be used with PVC conduit.
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Yes it can.

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Why don't you look at the Garden post by Arlington? This is a one piece box and post all in one.

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Why don't you look at the Garden post by Arlington?
Never seen it before but would look better than a 4x4 post. Have you ever installed one? Does it just push into the ground. Do you run the PVC conduit up into it or is UF cable used?
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Depending on your soil you might be able to push it into the soil or you might need to dig.

Type UF or a conduit can be used on the post. There is a removeable plate that the connector installs in.

I think they are a nice product and they do not rot.
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Nothing just pushes into the ground, you dig a hole and set it in place, you can use PVC or UF. The post is the electrical box.
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Type UF or a conduit can be used on the post. There is a removeable plate that the connector installs in.
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Is this removeable plate on the inside of the post so that the UF or conduit enters inside the post or is the plate on the outside(or one of the faces of the post)

On the outside doesnt make sense becuase I know I could not run UF up the outside of the post.

Just not understanding how the the "supply" whether it is UF or PVC conduit terminates at the post.

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The plate fits inside the post and becomes the bottom of the junction box. There are knockouts in plate to allow the connectors. The plate gets secured to the post with a small screw from the outside.

If you look at this picture, the plate mounts where the low voltage divider is shown.

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But your supply whether it be a UF cable or conduit runs up the inside of the post and will secure to this plate you are referring to?

I have looked all over the internet to try and find a photo of the insid eof the post or this p[late.
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Yes, the post can slide over the conduit or cable.

The plate is just a square with two knockouts for 1/2" connectors in it.
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thanks Jim heres a nother question. Can the weatherproof outlet box be attached directly to the 5x5 vinyl fence post instead of setting a 4x4 wooden post next to the end post and attaching the outlet box to the wooden post?
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I don't see why not. Some would consider that conduit to be subject to damage leaving the ground and would requires Schedule 80 PVC.
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I don't see why not. Some would consider that conduit to be subject to damage leaving the ground and would requires Schedule 80 PVC.
I concur, that installation is more than adequate, heck, run the pvc pipeline down the fence.
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I don't see why not. Some would consider that conduit to be subject to damage leaving the ground and would requires Schedule 80 PVC.

So use scedule 80 PVC instead of 40?
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One change I would make to your plans if you decide on the WP box/conduit... use a PVC box instead of a metal one. Over time the metal ones will leak and corrode.

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