Electrical box vinyl siding

How do I install an outdoor receptacle box on vinyl siding?

Hole in sheathing under vinyl

You can probably get away with a weather proof box on top of the siding, but here's the full procedure to make it look nice.

Vinyl siding can be pulled off and later reattached. To remove it, you need a siding removal tool that has a flat blade with a small hook on the end. You shove it up the gap between two pieces of siding and then pull to separate them. Start with the top edge that you want to remove, expose the entire piece, and then unscrew it from the wall.

There should be tyvek or similar weather proofing material under the siding. Repair the screw holes and any tears with tyvek tape.

Locate your new outlet installation location. More than likely, you'll need to remove the drywall inside to feed the lines to this outlet, so find your stud there and drill a small test hole. Make sure the hole is near where you want to place the electrical box, cut back the tyvek in an X shape with the, and then cut your opening with a drill in the corners and a reciprocating saw.

Install the new junction box to the stud. You may find it easier to screw it in since hammering requires space to swing the hammer and the vibration could cause damage to the surrounding drywall. Caulk all gaps around the box and the outside sheathing. Cut back any excess tyvek and tape around all 4 sides to make it weather tight.

Run your wiring. Don't forget to staple it to the center of the stud. Install your outlet, making sure it's GFCI protected since your outside. Use a weather protective cover over the outlet.

Source: diy.stackexchange.com

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It's hard to tell you without knowing specifics about your home. There are companies out there that can do a drill and fill in your home. They drill small holes in the wall, usually from the exterior, blow insulation in, and plug the hole. I don't know if you have wood siding or vinyl, that will make a difference on this option.
I'm assuming this is an old house that doesn't have much for insulation, if any, in the walls. However, if it's relatively new and has been insulated somewhat, you might get away with sealing electrical boxes and other holes with spray foam. You can kind of stick the tube back in the box through the hole where the wire comes in and spray a little back there

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  • Avatar Cracker Jack How can I clean green stuff off my vinyl siding?
    Apr 20, 2008 by Cracker Jack | Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

    The neighbors have lilac bushes planted about 15 ft from my house. This spring green mold or something from the bushes is on the side of my house. It really looks nasty because my house is yellow. What do you recommend I use to clean it that won't hurt the vinyl. I have used Dawn and it wont phase it.

    • Armorall actually sells a product for cleaning vinyl siding and it works great . As the other person said..DO NOT BLEACH!!! There is also a product called Spray-9

  • Avatar louigi My vinyl siding on my 2 story house has green mold & black mildew & dirt on it, any suggestions for cleaning?
    Jan 09, 2010 by louigi | Posted in Maintenance & Repairs
    • The best solution to this is a pressure washer with a brush. some hardware stores sell a liquid soap specifically made to wash vinyl siding with a pressure washer. follow its directions, it works really well.