Want to put up an external light (flood light type) high over my Deck.
There is already a small light that is fed by wiring thru the siding at a
Will dump this light and put in its place a weathertight Aluminum Bell (the
mfg., I think) type of box, and run
about 6 feet of the grey electrical tubing up alongside of the siding to
where the light will go to contain the wires.
Will use solvent cement fitting to join the tubing to a plastic screw type
of fitting that will screw into the Bell box.
Where the wires now go thru the siding, and will enter the Bell box:
The bell box has threads on the back, where these wires will be fed
They are for a fitting of course, but I will not have any, as it will be
right flush against the siding.
a. what can I use so the wires don't abrade against these threads ? Some
sort of bushing, or... ?
b. Does the Code require that the wires by mechanically secured at their
entrance to this box ? if so, can't imagine how I would do it.
Any suggestions ? There doesn't seem to be room inside the box for the
typical NM type of connector with the small clamp on it.