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Electrical Question about Wiring an Outdoor Pole Light Fixture

would be OK to use in-house wiring from the GFI to the light on the pole…

Electrical Question from Richard about Wire Type for Outdoor Wiring
Background: Richard, a Homeowner from Milford Ma.
Question: I am changing an outside pole light. The existing wire is underground. I am installing a GFI and I was wondering if it would be OK to use in-house wiring from the GFI to the light on the pole. The GFI will be connected to the underground wiring the from the GFI load to the light.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Richard. Please use Type UF or Dirct Burial Cable otherwise the in-house wiring will eventually get damaged either by the elements, a gopher, etc.  More detailed information can be found here in this website. Just click the Underground Electrical Codes link below. This will provide you with a few options for your outdoor wiring.

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