Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Outdoor Wiring

Here is a great example of what happens when outdoor wiring is done with indoor devices, boxes, wire etc. Here it is easy to see water damage, as well as lots of corrosion and insects. It is important to use U.F. cable when wiring anything that may be exposed to rain or sun. Liquid tight flexible conduit may also be used, as well as E.M.T. As for the devices, they must be installed within an outdoor cover, and it is a good idea to use GFCI receptacles. The boxes must be liquid tight. There is no doubt that over time anything will corrode and get infested with bugs, but this will quickly if indoor products are used outside.