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04:51PM | 04/04/99

Can this be done ? Want to take power from outlet fridge is plugged into,

this is a 2proung outlet, the light would be low voltage and located about 4two5 ft on the outside. thank nat


06:26PM | 04/04/99
Is the outlet on an external wall? If so you can drill a hole from the present internal power outlet to the outside of the building. Run a short stub of conduit from the internal outlet to a new water repellent external box. Connect a black to black, white to white, short pieces of wires from internal to external box(s). Being an external box, you must put a GFCI in the external box even though you only have a non-grounded internal box. The will satify the NEC code and provide safety. HTH


04:02PM | 04/05/99
Your only problem is when the compressor for the refrigerator kicks on, the lights will probably dim.


04:12AM | 04/06/99
and if you trip the breaker, you may not know it until the fridge begins to smell. That's why fridges are required to be on their own circuit.

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