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    Default Re: Exterior light fixtures and recept. outlets

    Light fixtures, yes.

    Receptacle outlets (and switch) covers come with a gasket behind them to seal them to the wall.

    Two reasons:

    1) To keep water out of them. This would be part of their listing and labeling.

    2) To keep air infiltration/exfiltration down to a minimum. This would be in the energy codes.

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