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Old 03-18-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
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Exterior electrical box?

Hello, I haven't cut the hole for it and i am wondering how do i make the box stationary to the exterior wall panel?
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Where do you want to pt it? Flush or recessed? Can you drill a hole where you want it to come out?
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What sort of box is it? Most put their shore power connector at the back of the bus on the driver's side.
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What sort of box is it? Most put their shore power connector at the back of the bus on the driver's side.
Not shore power. I just want a plug in electrical box on the right side about 6 ft back from the door. I think i figured it out. I will ad a 2x4 on the inner wall with the 4" face against the wall. I cut out the inner wall and a blue old work box comes out flush with the 2" of the 2x4 and i will glue it to it.
Any one with a better way please tell me. I usually see a better or the right way after i have already done it.
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Just to clarify, is this to be an inside or outside outlet? Unclear what you want but sounds like you need help.
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Not shore power. I just want a plug in electrical box on the right side about 6 ft back from the door. I think i figured it out. I will ad a 2x4 on the inner wall with the 4" face against the wall. I cut out the inner wall and a blue old work box comes out flush with the 2" of the 2x4 and i will glue it to it.
Any one with a better way please tell me. I usually see a better or the right way after i have already done it.
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I am not sure of your preference, but why not an exterior electrical box that has weather resistant doors? Have them on my house. At home I wouldn't think of recessing an exterior electrical box, too big a hole in my house. But a small hole for a piece of conduit that is less difficult to seal I don't mind.
Benefits are a smaller hole.
And no interior structure need be added
Cons are it's bigger and it's more visible. On a mobile application it sticks out. I don't have to park my house lol
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I have a flush mount waterproof cover. I want it flush with the side of the bus.
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Just to clarify, is this to be an inside or outside outlet? Unclear what you want but sounds like you need help.
It will be an outside outlet with a waterproof cover.
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'Twas me, I'd get a clamp-in blue plastic box then cap it with an exterior weatherproof cover. There are also while-in-use weatherproof covers that seal while in use. Of course, seal the hell out of the hole in the body wall.

1-Gang 20 cu. in. PVC Old Work Box-B120R - The Home Depot

Duplex Weatherproof Flat Cover - Silver-S312E - The Home Depot

1-Gang Extra Duty Non-Metallic While-In-Use Weatherproof Horizontal/Vertical Receptacle Cover with Wasp Guard - Grey-CKPM-G - The Home Depot
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You haven't said what type of wire you are planning on using. I hope not that housewire plastic?
Get some 12/3 bx (armoured cable, some anti-shorts and connectors,) of what length you figure, maybe just back to back with the inside receptacle.?
BX cable provides all the mechanical protection you'll need if installed proper.
A nice box for this looks ordinary but has a 1/4" or 3/16"into a clamp that runs into a bracket behind the box. Looks like the "M" of the hamburg joint.
You cut the whole for the box pretty exact and plumb level. That M draws against the wall around the hole that the box is in.

Don't even need a helper to do this.
Most ask why #12 and it's pretty well known that extension cords do get pretty loaded up with amperage. When that happens the 12 wire can carry the excess draw of amps to a limit of 20. If the breaker doesn't pop,
the 12 won't overheat in such a hurry as #14. Thank god breakers work in milliseconds when overloaded. Safety first. your outdoor cover will fit flush and should have a gasket on/with it. Use it.
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