Install Outdoor Outlet
There are two primary factors you need to consider with an outdoor outlet for lights or other intended usage: What location is safest for an outdoor outlet? What location is the most convenient for how you plan to use the outlet? Let's explore an example where we install an exterior outlet for Christmas lights.
It incorporates a combination light switch/outlet (Photo 11). The outlet is always hot, and the switch controls only the light. If you don't have an outdoor box to tap in to, consider installing one on your house. You can expand the project to include additional outlets, switches and lights.
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How to Install an Outdoor Electrical Outlet. Pull the cable from inside the crawl space through the hole in the wall. Slide the cable into a length of flexible conduit. Pass the conduit through the hole in the house wall and into the crawl space. Use a drill and hole saw to bore a hole down through the deck.
Installing outdoor outlets can be a great choice as you don't need it frequently and also it's a relatively easy process. Also, it's recommended to install a weatherproof outlet to minimize the dilemma of electric shock.
Install from the bottom up and overlap the joints so any drips go outside of the J-channel. Begin reinstalling your siding from the bottom piece working your way up. Measure twice around the outlet and cut your siding with tin snips (it will go through like butter and leaves the best edge for small cuts).