Electrical

Cord Connectors
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Cord Connectors

This clever system consists of a hardened plastic shell and a pair of rubber cord... More

Electrical Receptacle Mounts in the Deck Floor
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Electrical Receptacle Mounts in the Deck Floor

Cords run from wall outlets can pose tripping hazards, as well as being unsightly.... More

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Building a Deck Above an AC Compressor

Provide enough clearance for the unit to operate properly and to allow workers to safely access it for maintenance and repair More

Evening Star Lighting
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Evening Star Lighting

Low-voltage options for landscape and deck lighting More

Successful Hot Tub Planning
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Successful Hot Tub Planning

When a hot tub is added to a deck project, make sure the tub is in a good location... More

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Wiring Blamed for Boardwalk Fire

Old wiring damaged by Hurricane Sandy was the cause of a September fire that destroyed a seaside boardwalk in New Jersey. More

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Where Are Deck Outlets Required?

Landings or platforms that are large enough to accommodate a couple of chairs probably now need to have an electrical outlet too More

Electrical Code Requirements for Decks
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Electrical Code Requirements for Decks

Since 2009, most building codes have required at least a light controlled by a... More

Adding Music to Your Decks
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Adding Music to Your Decks

Sound wiring is a great, hands-off upsell for deck builders. More

Ipe’s Fire Rating; Locating Utilities
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Ipe’s Fire Rating; Locating Utilities

The scoop on fire ratings for wood species; importance of locating underground... More

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