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#68013 - 07/26/06 02:14 PM outdoor lighting
jersey Offline

Registered: 02/19/05
Posts: 13
Loc: Hopatcong N.J. 07843
Does a metal lightpost that is 3 feet from a lake have to gfi protected? Also low voltage lighting on a dock can the wire just be stapled underneath (12v). Have not done to much work by bodies of water. Does the transformer have to be 10 feet away like a pool? thanks

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#68014 - 07/26/06 03:01 PM Re: outdoor lighting
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA

Welcome to the forum, from another Jersey Guy

Your ? falls under Article 682, along with the other sections referenced.

As to GFI protection, a prudent move would be it, Think about liability.

As to LV lighting, 12 volt....cable approved for sunlight resistance? (if required) Approved for wet/damp location??

I'm not "UP" on this Article, I'll read it tonite, time permitting.


#68015 - 07/26/06 06:20 PM Re: outdoor lighting
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If the local dockside resturants, that I assume get inspected, is any guide, 120v "twinkle" lights stapled to the rail are OK if they are on a GFCI.
Rope light is the upgrade.
Greg Fretwell


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