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Do I need an GFCI Breaker if my outdoor outlets are GFCI

I'm a little confused about what your Alcan 3/C cable is. Is it 3-wire including ground, or 3-wire with ground also? I gather it's #12 aluminum which doesn't bother me if you make a point not to ...
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Making room for wire nuts for a fixture screwed onto a conduit

According to the information at the linked page: Compatible Accessories: For stem mounting, purchase the 15645, 15656, 15657, or 15658 stems and the 15276 power postEmphasis added The 15276 power ...
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Making room for wire nuts for a fixture screwed onto a conduit

lamps that connect to conduit usually include an internal junction box. use that.
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Why not use a plastic receptacle box for an outdoor outlet?

In addition to others: temperature. Living in a climate where hot summer and cold winter temperatures are common and below -40 does happen once a decade, I do not see a plastic box coping with the ...
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Why not use a plastic receptacle box for an outdoor outlet?

UV light from the sun destroys plastic. For regular plastic, it's a matter of years or decades before sun will make it brittle and crumble into dust on a slight touch. You don't want your receptacle ...
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Why not use a plastic receptacle box for an outdoor outlet?

The problems are not specific to an outdoor location. They are for any use. Top 10 reasons metal boxes are better than plastic boxes: Metal completes a circuit. So if a hot wire comes loose, it will ...

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