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Old 08-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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outlet weather cover

Hey guys, new to the forum...im a contractor in florida and could use some help

i got an outdoor wall outlet that is flush with the new stucco that was applied (see below)

the city wants it covered with an outdoor weather cover, but the outlet is surrounded by stucco which makes this a tough situation. Can i somehow put a cover without having to drill around the outlet?

Thanks guys!


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Old 08-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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On each end is a screw hole. The trim plate holes will be on the GFCI receptacle itself. Find the two holes, install a cover. What kind of contractor are you?

That receptacle looks ruined anyway. Pull it out.


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Old 08-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Looks like a very poor job of stucco, or planning for the electrical
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First remove that old, ruined receptacle.

Install one of these:

Then Install one of these:

Follow the directions or call an electrician.
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