Timeline for How to wire gfci-switch-gfci

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May 12, 2019 at 18:45 comment added Harper - Reinstate Monica Well, in-use boxes are government-mandated, need I say more. I prefer to put a little "birdhouse, with a door" over top of any outdoor electrical, simply to keep the rain off of it. The house should have a door notch seal or gasket of some kind, and an open bottom (for the cords :) This won't eliminate condensation, but rain/snow is 90% of it.
May 12, 2019 at 18:43 comment added Harper - Reinstate Monica @dabi it is more than equal; it is actually better to have a GFCI protected plain outlet, because the wires are also protected. The issue is that if you are relying on onward wiring in the walls that is already built, it might contain certain already-existing wiring defects that would trip a GFCI. That would necessitate finding and repairing the defect right away. It should be fixed regardless, but the GFCI will really keep you honest :)
May 12, 2019 at 18:06 comment added dabi Please clarify "However, this will reveal any flaw in your wiring". Do I understand correctly that a GFCI protected plain outlet is not equal to a GFCI device? Thus there is no issue putting a GFCI protected plain outlet past a switch, nor using one outdoors. If in-use boxes "don't really work" is there a better option?
May 12, 2019 at 5:09 vote accept dabi
May 12, 2019 at 4:25 history answered Harper - Reinstate Monica CC BY-SA 4.0