I plan to install a new circuit for some landscape lighting and want
to have a single outlet mounted to the side of my brick house. My
plan is to surface mount a weather-proof outlet box to the brick. I
can drill a hole in the wall and have the wire exit the house straight
into the outlet box. Is this the best way to get an outlet out there?
My other question is, since the wire is going directly from the
breaker box through the wall and straight into the outdoor outlet box,
do I need to use any type of conduit?
The circuit with be 20A with 12GA Type TW wire and have a single GFCI
I should also clairfy that my plan would be for the wire to go right
into the back of the outlet box rather than the bottom (so no wire
would get exposure to sun etc.) . I have not actually been to HD yet
to see what they have so I don't know if something like that is even
Also, here it looks like they are just using NM cable?
The pictures show the basic idea as to what I'd like to do (although
the exterior of my house is brick).
And in North America (most jurisdictions these days) it should be a
GFI to meet code and insurance requirements.
Another suggestion: make sure the mounting box has built in cable
clamps (or equivalent) even though the cable will go straight in
through the wall it should, according to code, be secured?
NM cable straight through into the back of an FS type box as shown is fine.
Be sure to use a connector, a ground fault outlet, and current NEC no longer
permits the weather proof cover as shown , but instead a "while in use" type
cover is required
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