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Americans have more leisure time than ever and more of that time is being spent on their decks. In fact, almost 85 percent of U.S. homes – over 65 million – have some type of deck.
While cooking and eating on your deck is easy, other activities, like reading at night, listening to music, or enjoying a decorative fountain, require a nearby power receptacle. Installing an outdoor electrical outlet usually means calling an electrician. And running extension cords over the deck can be unsightly and unsafe.
Now there’s an ingenious solution to put power exactly where you need it on your deck. The Red•Dot® Deck Grommet™ is a rugged polymer housing, constructed to withstand outdoor conditions, that you install in the deck surface. It securely holds an outdoor extension cord that runs underneath the deck and seals out moisture and debris while in use.
The Deck Grommet is easy to install: Trace the bottom end of the Deck Grommet flange on the deck surface. Cut out the hole and install the flange into the opening. Secure with the two screws provided.
Install the female end of an outdoor extension cord into the Deck Grommet lid. Snap the lid into the flange in the deck. Plug the opposite end of the extension cord into a GFCI outlet. Open the Deck Grommet by pulling up the lid and pivoting it open.
Close the Deck Grommet lid, with the cord of the device being plugged in coming out of the slot so that it is flush with the deck surface, making a neat and attractive installation.