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Old 07-14-2017, 09:43 AM   #1
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I'm adding a GFCI receptacle on the outside of a house in Canada. This one will be right by the panel in the basement so it will have its own dedicated circuit. I was going to drill a hole in the footing from the outside, run my cable and then Hilti the weatherproof box onto the footing over that hole. Any considerations or problems I might be missing? I'm very inexperienced with resi additions, my background is new commercial construction.

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Why not ask this in the other thread you made about this outside receptacle?

In that thread I recommended what to do, go out thru the rim joist instead of the foundation. If you have to go out thru the foundation then that's fine too.
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Why not ask this in the other thread you made about this outside receptacle?

In that thread I recommended what to do, go out thru the rim joist instead of the foundation. If you have to go out thru the foundation then that's fine too.
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Slightly slant your bit when you drill so that if any water does get in it flows out instead of in
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Keep the receptacle higher than the maximum expected snowfall.
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I'm adding a GFCI receptacle on the outside of a house in Canada. This one will be right by the panel in the basement so it will have its own dedicated circuit. I was going to drill a hole in the footing from the outside, run my cable and then Hilti the weatherproof box onto the footing over that hole. Any considerations or problems I might be missing? I'm very inexperienced with resi additions, my background is new commercial construction.

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Let me ask ya something .,,

the footing that what support the house ?? if so .,, those are buried pretty deep so why want to drill thru the thick footing ??

I would run up to the top of the basement wall and bore a hole there and go back down to the correct height so that way you dont get any water going in basement. that part is the last thing any trade have to hear the customer have to whine about that.,,

I have see plenty damage with inproper set up before.

The only time I ever see any conductors or cable go under footing is the water pipe for the well pump.
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