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Exterior lighting and recep rough in

Posted by attemptedgardener (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 5, 10 at 8:16

I was wondering what the standard practice is for wiring entrance lighting and exterior receptacles. Do you typically cut the sheeting and install a box or just stub out the wire? Also, I know the receps need to be GFI protected, but do the lights need to be on the GFI circuit or can they go on another lighting circuit?

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RE: Exterior lighting and recep rough in

What circuits things go on is independent of GFCI protection. You can put your exterior receptacles and lighting outlets on any circuit not otherwise restricted.

Only the 120V 15/20A receptacles in the designated locations (outdoors is one) are required to be protected in general (discounting special equipment like pools/spas). Unless the manufacturer recomnmends/requires GFCI for the particular lighting fixture, I wouldn't bother.

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