Outdoor Outlets…Tapping Into an Existing Circuit

When you are in the need of an outlet on the outside of your home, what are you to do? You could run a new circuit from the circuit breaker or fuse panel. Then again, wouldn’t it be much simpler to just tap into an interior outlet within the home? It all depends on the amount of load that is on the circuit that you’ll be tapping and the amount of power required outside, mainly its purpose. If however you do have room to add to an interior outlet, the installation process can be a simple one.

Let’s say that you have a wood, vinyl, or press board siding home. This install is as easy as drilling through the wall with a wood drill bits. However, with a brick or mortar home, a concrete bit will need to be used. In either case, you’ll want to follow the next few steps to installing an outdoor outlet.