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Old 08-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Wiring help for new timer for driveway lights and a separate outlet box


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Hoping to get some assistance on the wiring diagram to accomplish the following:

-Two new lights being installed at end of driveway and the electrical lines for both being run up to house and into box as a new circuit.

- Before entering the house, would like to install a single gang box for outlets

- Once line comes into house, install indoor timer, to control lights at end of driveway.

Just having trouble visualizing the actual wiring diagram to make the switch control the lights but not the outlet box in between the two.

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You could feed your timer then run a 14/3 or 12/3(whichever you're using) to the box where you want the receptacle.

The black would be a constant hot and the red would be a switched hot to continue out to your lights.

of course all neutrals and ground go together and a GFI outside but, not for the lights.

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You could feed your timer then run a 14/3 or 12/3(whichever you're using) to the box where you want the receptacle.

The black would be a constant hot and the red would be a switched hot to continue out to your lights.

of course all neutrals and ground go together and a GFI outside but, not for the lights.
If he is adding an outlet outside it must be 12 gauge wire and be GFCI protected. Also, once the wire leaves the outlet box, it can be 12-2 wire. Just make sure it is outdoor rated wire.
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If he is adding an outlet outside it must be 12 gauge wire

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At least where I am from. Any outdoor outlet must be on a 20 amp 12 gauge wire in order to power any sort of outdoor power tools, trimmers, lights, etc.
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If he is adding an outlet outside it must be 12 gauge wire and be GFCI protected. Also, once the wire leaves the outlet box, it can be 12-2 wire. Just make sure it is outdoor rated wire.
This is not a NEC requirement for a 20 amp circuit.
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If he is adding an outlet outside it must be 12 gauge wire and be GFCI protected. Also, once the wire leaves the outlet box, it can be 12-2 wire. Just make sure it is outdoor rated wire.
Are you making this stuff up?

If it is fact a local amendment (which I doubt) don't quote it as code.
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Are you making this stuff up?

If it is fact a local amendment (which I doubt) don't quote it as code.
I am not trying to make this up, it is something I saw elsewhere in this forum
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At least where I am from. Any outdoor outlet must be on a 20 amp 12 gauge wire
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I am not trying to make this up, it is something I saw elsewhere in this forum
Which one of those is true ???
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i'm with you on this one, why 12 gauge? could be voltage drop.

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