So I am in the final stages of a deck rebuild, and at the last minute thought about a slight change.
To the right of this photo you can see an power outlet on the wall, currently has a yellow extension cord plugged in.
Behind the photographer, the deck runs for another 20 feet to the end of the yard. I'm thinking it might be useful to have power at both ends of the deck (for a bug zapper or fan) so need to run some wire for this.
My plan is to run some PVC conduit that goes to the gang box pictured, under the deck and then 'pop up' at the other end of the deck (where a second GFCI outlet would be installed in a outdoor box). The conduit will NOT be buried, but rather fixed to the underside of the deck.
Any thoughts on this approach? I'm concerned with the following:
- Having a junction box outside (i.e. using the gang box with the outlet as a junction)
- Not having the cable buried. Everything I could find online suggests outdoor cable should be buried.
- Bridging two GFCI outlets