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Can you use a normal extension lead outside?

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movingonbackwards Mon 16-Nov-20 17:29:41

Potentially stupid question but I can't find an alternative! I want to put lights outside for Christmas this year but will need to plug them in inside. I looked for an outdoor extension lead but they don't seem to exist? Do you just use a normal one? Never had lights outside before!

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Bluntness100 Mon 16-Nov-20 17:31:28

Op there is a shit ton of them on Amazon

www.amazon.co.uk/masterplug-CT1510P-IPS-MP-Extension-Lead-Orange/dp/B006X09WDC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&crid=2PNJRQZOA1HWI&keywords=outside+extension+lead+waterproof&sprefix=Outside+ex%2Caps%2C458&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1605547853&sr=8-3

CressidaTheHeathen Mon 16-Nov-20 17:31:49

Nooooo!

Outdoor weatherproof extension leads exist for a reason.

Try this

www.amazon.co.uk/Woodside-Outdoor-Weatherproof-Garden-Sockets/dp/B00AN5L470/ref=asc_df_B00AN5L470/?hvlocphy=9046354&hvlocphy=9046354&linkCode=df0&hvptwo&hvptwo&psc=1&hvnetw=g&hvnetw=g&hvadid=394361800700&hvadid=394361800700&hvpone&hvpone&hvlocint&hvlocint&ref&hvpos&hvpos&hvdev=m&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl&hvdvcmdl&hvqmt&hvqmt&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&hvtargid=pla-866349239988&hvtargid=pla-866349239988&hvrand=8509832968189719483&hvrand=8509832968189719483&adgrpid=90322565188

movingonbackwards Mon 16-Nov-20 17:34:44

Thank you blush I knew I must be missing something grin

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goldierocks Mon 16-Nov-20 17:40:39

Hi OP

You can use a Dri-Box, so long as the end of the extension lead is indoors.

I had one powering an outside security light while I was having my extension built. It was watertight for well over a year.

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