What Are Some Different Types of Outside Electrical Boxes?


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Types of outdoor electrical boxes include Bell Weatherproof boxes, Gampak Round Weather proof boxes and the Menards Non-Metallic White box. These boxes come in a variety of sizes, gauges and finishes.

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The Bell weatherproof box is made to work in wet or damp areas, making it ideal for outdoor use. The box is made of die cast aluminum, which means that it can stand up to weather and is sturdy. The metal is also light so it will not strain the fasteners used to hold it to the project. The one Gang box with 3 3/4-inch openings is not only rated to be used as a wall box, but also as a junction box, it is NEMA 3R approved and comes with the closure plugs and installation hardware.

The Gampak round box is also weatherproof and rated for use outdoors. It is made of die cast aluminum and is powder coated to help prevent corrosion. It has five knockout plugs, which allows users to only remove the sections they need for installation. The knockouts are 1/2-inch holes, so users will need to make sure the wiring will fit through the opening.

The box offered by Menard's is made of PVC, unlike the other boxes. PVC is not effected by the outdoor elements, making it a great choice for wet areas. It comes complete with covers and reducer bushings.

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