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Weatherproof Outlet? #112312 05/25/01 08:29 PM
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<img border="0" src=&q...alt="Weatherproof Outlet?">
<h4><font color="#800000">Click Photo for a closer look</font></h4>


Found this recently, the wire coming down from the GFCI is feeding a

Motion Sensor about 30 feet away. What do you think of that Cover?


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Re: Weatherproof Outlet? #112313 05/25/01 10:23 PM
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Kinda like the "two pairs of identically unmatched socks" phenomenon... The same guy probably installed a vertical box with a horizontal cover the next day...

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Re: Weatherproof Outlet? #112314 05/26/01 10:12 AM
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This photo has a bunch of bad stuff,:
1. It looks to be feed by romex over the wall surface.
2. Not only is the cover the wrong orientation, it is the wrong type. It should be a constant use type that covers the cord set also.
3. The romex is not secured very well around the corner of the wall.
4. I will give the person one thing it appears to be a GFIC outlet!!!!

Re: Weatherproof Outlet? #112315 05/27/01 11:15 AM
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Is there a box at all? That appears to be a decking screw holding the cover in place...

(OK I'm cheating, I read the thread on Mike Holt's BB..)

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Re: Weatherproof Outlet? #112316 05/27/01 11:37 AM
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rhagfo,

I'm not sure if that was Romex or UF, it was wrong eitherway so I didn't take notice. Everytime I see a situation like this with the cover in the wrong orientation I wonder about the attitude or competancy of it's installer.

'66,

I don't know if there was a box under this, I didn't look, but the cover doesn't look to be attached to it.

Bill


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