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General Electrical Around the House Questions Thread!!


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I wanted to start a general electrical questions thread for anything electrical around the house. A place where you can ask anything in regards to electrical about your home. If it has anything to do with specific code for your area, please include that info but this is probably not the best place .... But can't hurt to ask.

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I thought I would start off with a tricky one. since I'm in the process of insulating and drywalling my garage this is the perfect time to do something like this. I always have an extension cord plugged in at the top of my garage and run it all the way through to get outside for w/e I am using. Mostly table Saul out on the driveway or shop vac etc. below is a picture of a tiny space I have between my two garage doors the perfect spot for an outlet ...but it's also not perfect and the fact that it could get wet if the garage is open.

What do I do... install a GFIC right there and put inside a waterproof case? Run the receptacle above the garage doors or would not get wet? Install an additional outlet towards the ground (above 18 inches) 6 to 8 feet in the garage along the closest wall to the exit?? For better suggestions...

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i don't know what you have on the outside of the garage but if you have vinyl siding or something similar check out Arlington inbox options to install a out side box part# DBVR141W it comes in white but can be painted. They are very nice low profile boxes that also can have a cord plugged in and still be water proof I use them all the time just make sure you install a GFCI outlet.

 

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On 7/12/2016 at 10:00 AM, olletsocmit said:

@KnarlyCarl what do u recommend? Just regular blue 1 gang box for the inside or something protected on both sides?

I wouldn't see a reason to give the inside box any special treatment besides gfci, the outside one would need a weatherproof cover. Just run both receptacles on the same circuit.

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Anybody have an automatic whole house generator?

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On 8/21/2016 at 6:47 AM, KnarlyCarl said:

I wouldn't see a reason to give the inside box any special treatment besides gfci, the outside one would need a weatherproof cover. Just run both receptacles on the same circuit.

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Anybody have an automatic whole house generator?

yes I have a whole house generator

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