I want to install outdoor string lights and need a receptacle to plug them in. I have removed an existing outdoor wall light, which reveals the following shallow box (see picture).
The box is 3" in diameter and 3/4" deep. It's set in stucco and screwed into a stud. It can't be made deeper because of the stud. I'm willing to expand the diameter though if needed.
What sort of box do I need to put in its place so I can convert this to an outdoor GFCI receptacle?
So I chipped out more of the stucco and installed a weatherproof box and weatherproof in-use cover. I'll patch up the stucco, of course. But it looks terrible. Sticks out way too far.
I may end up installing an LB connector similar to what's described in the following post and running conduit to elsewhere: Is a splice permitted in a PVC conduit body?