How To Install An Outdoor Electrical Outlet – This Old House


Bringing power to a deck with electrician Keith Diemer. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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How to Add an Electrical Outlet:

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Shopping List for Installing an Outdoor Electrical Outlet:
– plastic-sheathed electrical cable
– flexible conduit
– metal (EMT) conduit with mounting clips and screws
– while-in-use watertight electrical box with watertight cable connectors
– GFCI electrical outlet
– silicone sealant
– screws and plastic wall anchors
– 20-amp circuit breaker
– cable connectors

Tools for Installing an Outdoor Electrical Outlet:
– hammer-drill fitted with carbide-tipped masonry bit, for boring through concrete and brick
– impact drive
– pliers
– screwdriver
– caulk gun
– utility knife
– wire stripper

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