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wwchang
Outdoor lights and outlet before or after stucco

I'm wiring a new addition. I've started roughing in my interior wall electrical and I also have one outdoor outlet and 2 outdoor light fixtures. Only the plywood sheathing is up and the stucco guy doesn't come until next week. Should I attach/brace boxes for the outlet and light fixtures before the stucco or should I wait until the stucco has cured and carefully drill out what I need.

eawood
Re: Outdoor lights and outlet before or after stucco

Go ahead and attach a wall box. Make sure you set it out flush to the new stucco which should be 1 inch. The stucco guy should then caulk around the box before his first coat. Stuff some paper in the box so the stucco doesn't get in too much.
Good luck

eawood

wwchang
Re: Outdoor lights and outlet before or after stucco

thanks for the advice. i'll throw a flat cover on it as well to keep out the stucco.

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