I am mounting an exterior light onto an existing wall (with siding
installed) on my new (yet to be fully inspected) house. I want to
recess the electrical box into the exterior wall so that the base of
the light fixtgure is flush with the wall; however the "weatherproof"
electrical boxes that I have found are primarily for mounting directly
to the wall and are a little ugly.
If this was an interior wall, I would simply buy an "old work" plastic
ceiling box, cut a hole in the wall, and insert the box. However, is a
plastic box okay for an exterior application? Is there a code
requirement that I need to know?
your address will determine code which varies by municipality and type
of construction and use. local questions to your electrical inspector,
where you paid for a permit, are ok.
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