Outside switches

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by toolguy504, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. toolguy504

    toolguy504 DIY Junior Member

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    I have a covered porch and will be installing two fans on it. I would really like to put the switches on the exterrior side of the wall by the door rather then on the interrior side. Can I use the same boxes and switches as you would on the inside or do I need to put some type of exterrior weatherproof boxes and switches. Thanks. Earl
  2. Alectrician

    Alectrician DIY Senior Member

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    If the box is surface mounted it must be a weatherproof type.



    Cover plates too.


    Switches are the same.
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