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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a exterior grade outlet that is protected in manner more in line with Paul's values.  Often older houses have those silly exterior outlets with flappers over each socket that don't look like they really keep the rain out.  Well, they don't.  We can do better!

There aren't any youtube videos of pictures of a "Paul compliant box/cover" so you have some freedom to satisfy this BB.  The idea is that:
  • you're protecting the outlet from the elements
  • a cord can be plugged in and stay protected from the elements
  • The cover is made from natural materials

  • To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
      - install an exterior outlet
      - include a homemade cover to keep a plugged in extension cord dry and safe
      - this BB is to install the outlet and the code compliant cover, if you're just putting a cover on an existing box, that doesn't count for this one.  But do it anyway!
      - natural materials and standard fasteners allowed but no plywood, treated wood, stain, paint, etc

    To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
      - the location before you start the job
      - the wiring underway
      - the installation done showing the outlet working correctly with a circuit tester
      - clear depiction of the cover
      - a description of how you think you've outsmarted the elements
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