I want to install a flood light under the eave of my house. I ran the electric from the basement through 2 floors to the third floor attic and into the eave already. I bought the flood light and a round surface mount box.
I asked a guy at Home Depot about the install and showed him this pic I took:
He seemed to know what he was talking about, but didn't mention anything about the eave covering. I then looked up how to do the install on YouTube when I got home and the first video I saw said to not install when the eave has a ridged covering with channels for airflow, which is what it looks like I have. The claim was that this could cause water to get into the box:
Should I abandon this little project or can I like, cut a hole in the either aluminum (or vinyl? - I'm guessing aluminum because that's what the garage has) covering to mount the electrical box?
This is the type of box I got:
- Round Bronze Weatherproof Box with Five 1/2 in. Threaded Outlets