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Old 10-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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On my new house, which box do I use with the Wet In Use bubble? Can I use a standard outlet box or does it have to be a weather proof box? The house has OSB sheathing and it will have steel lap siding.

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If the box is installed before the siding, a regular mounted box will work.
If the box sits outside the siding, then a weatherproof box must be used with the bubble cover.

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I like these. Less obtrusive and the same cost as the bubble cover alone.

http://www.arlcatalog.com/Weatherpro...%20Systems.htm
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The bubble is cheap junk.

Put one on there if you need it to pass inspection, and then change it to a nice solid metal flap cover once you are done passing the code.
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The flap covers are junk
They offer no protection whatsoever
Get a good solid metal bubble cover
Not one of plastic bubble covers
The plastic ones are cheap junk

That low profile recessed in the wall is nice
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Thanks for all the replies and ideas. I will have to look around and see what is out there for approved covers, but my main question was what box I needed to use. My townhouse has a bubble cover and I have one on my garage - they seems OK but not perfect.

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