Installing Outdoor Electrical Outlets
I want to add a couple of outlets outside to plug in uplighting and Christmas lights. I need to drill though brick to get the 14/2 outside. Should I run conduit through the wall from inside to outside to get power outside? It seems like the right thing to do but it requires a large hole in the wall. I see a lot of people just run the 14/2 through the wall and caulk it. That seems kind of strange to me, I just want to do it right.
Also, should I run 12/2 or 14/2? Should I use a 20 amp or a 15 amp breaker? Should I use 15 or 20 amp receptacles? I know I need a GFCI too. Should I use outdoor or indoor wire?
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