I plan on installing a flood light above my Deck.
There is presently a small outside light about six feet above the Deck, so
with the new floodlight
mounted about the height of the second story, we are talking a vertical run
of perhaps ten feet or so. Would connect at the present small Deck light
My first thought was to run the wire in the normal grey plastic conduit, or
perhaps snake it inside the
But I realized that the normal house service 220 V wires run from the
vertical power line drop to the
inside of the house opposite the service box in the basement, so apparently
it is code-compliant to run the correct type of
electrical wiring vertically on the outside of the house siding without
being in conduit.
The simplest thing would of course be for me to just run a suitable wire
against the siding on the outside, without any conduit.
What are the code requirements for this application (simple 110 V, 14 gage
I doubt that the regular NM-14 has an appropriate sheathing for this
What type of wire is code approved for this type of application, and what
would I want ?
Any caveats or not apparent or obvious Code requirements ?
I do have some NM wire approved for direcdt ground burial (per the label on
Sure does have a tough outer sheath.
Would this be O.K., perhaps ?
Whatever I do, i want to be 100% sure that it is Code compliant.
Much thanks, as always,