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Old 04-28-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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I want to add an outlet on my front lawn, I installed a brick wall and want to install lights under the lip of the wall. I got a price of 825.00 to run it under ground and i cant afford it now so I went to lowes and got 14-2 OUTDOOR gray wiring, also got a GFI and weatherproof box and cover. My question is can i use raceway and come out of a hole from my garage and attached to another wall run along the outside wall to the lawn?


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Old 04-28-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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Yes you can but I would suggest using 1/2" PVC as the raceway

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I've never heard of any raceway being approved for outdoor use
And I doubt it is rated for protection

There are very specific rules regarding installation, burial depth etc
The cover must be the newer in-use wet cover
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I've never heard of any raceway being approved for outdoor use
And I doubt it is rated for protection

There are very specific rules regarding installation, burial depth etc
The cover must be the newer in-use wet cover
Ummm PVC, RMC, Liquid Tight, etc...
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The only reason i didnt wanna go with PVC was cause it will be seen and wont look that good in the middle of my wall, the reason i wanted to go with the raceway was cause its smaller and after painted and clear caulked wont be noticed that much.

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The raceway you posted will rust out very quickly and I am not sure if it is even listed for exterior use.

PVC can be painted or you could bury it so it will not be seen.
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You can paint PVC.
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Ummm PVC, RMC, Liquid Tight, etc...
ummm...................The picture he posted is internal raceway

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