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Old 11-04-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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running power to gate opener from garage


I am running 120v UF-B 14-2 wire through 1 inch PVC from home in Calif. to automatic small 280 watt gate opener and a lawn light about 60 feet away from house. For power source, can I run conduit to a GFI protected junction box I install over an existing grounded 15 amp outlet in the garage or do I have to put in a sub panel or run the wiring to my main panel ?
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: running power to gate opener from garage


You can tap off an existing receptacle is you wish.
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Thanks for your reply ! I am obtaining permit as well so that would be permissible and pass inspection if done correctly in my state ?
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You can tap off an existing receptacle is you wish.
I would do it but if you are under 2027 NEC, it is a violation.


2017 NEC

210.11(C) (4) Garage Branch Circuits.

In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one 120-volt. 20-ampere branch circuit shall be installed to supply receptacle outlets in attached garages and in detached garages with electric power. This circuit shall have no other outlets.

Read the last sentence.

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Thank you for the clarification !
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