GFCI protected outlets.
- One on or by the front of the house. One on or by the back of the house.
Outlets on a deck.
- Any porch, balcony or deck of 20 square feet or more is required to have a GFCI protected outlet.
- There must be an outside light by every man-door entrance/exit to the house. The light must be controlled by a switch close to the door. The garage door is not considered an entrance/exit, and does not require any lights.
In my example:
- While not required on the front of a garage door, most people like to have these.
- If you are using a heat pump, or air conditioning unit, don't forget about the circuit for it!
Outlet by Heat pump.
- If you have a heat pump or a/c unit, you need a GFCI protected outlet within 25 feet of it.
- Add as many as you'd like, just make sure they are all GFCI protected.
Outlets in the eave for Christmas lights.
- These also must be GFCI protected. Most people give them a dedicated circuit and put them on a switch somewhere convenient.
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