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Rain Guard for outdoor outlet

by MakingFoamFly, published

Rain Guard for outdoor outlet by MakingFoamFly Aug 22, 2012

Description

Our pool pump has a timer but in order for it to work and come on every day it needs to be plugged in. My wife and I got tired of having to unplug it everytime it rained and sometimes we couldn't get to it and then it would trip the circuit. So I made this to shield it from the elements while it was plugged in. We havent had a problem since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQb_la7oalA&feature=player_detailpage

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Thats neat I didnt even bother to look there. To much fun doing it on my own and trying to justify it to the wife :-)
Awesome idea 8-) to print one. Just FYI, there are commercial versions:

homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053
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amp;productId=100173013
Slightly off topic, new homeowner, beginner electrician question: I shorted one or more outdoor outlets with a pressure washer; how do I figure out which one(s) needs replacing without replacing all of them?

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Instructions

  1. Print both top and bottom parts off.
  2. Use some spare 3mm filament to hinge
  3. Silicone to the side of the house around the outlet
Awesome idea 8-) to print one. Just FYI, there are commercial versions:

homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053
&
amp;productId=100173013
Thats neat I didnt even bother to look there. To much fun doing it on my own and trying to justify it to the wife :-)
Slightly off topic, new homeowner, beginner electrician question: I shorted one or more outdoor outlets with a pressure washer; how do I figure out which one(s) needs replacing without replacing all of them?
Is your cover really waterproof? You may apply some varnish...
Techincally it is not as there are no seals between th parts. That said it doel shield the plug well enough that I havent had any problems in some torential downpours so I am happy with it.Varnish may help though.
Maybe you should use outdoor outlet and plugs instead, would feel a lot safer ;)
It is an outdoor outlet and plug. The covers on the outlet dont do any good when somethings plugged in and unfortunately the gap left by the plug was enough for water to get in and trip the circuit.
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