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Greenhouse electrified!

Hello there,

I am hoping against hope that some kind soul out there may be able to give me some advice.

I want a waterproof plug for my greenhouse - simple enough request but not certain how i go about it.

My greenhouse sits about 20cm from my garage. There is a hole in my garage, and i have made a hole at the bottom of my greenhouse. So basically just needing a wire to pass through - it will be exposed for those 20cm, obviously it will be on the ground of the greenhouse.

So..whats the best setup? Any thoughts? My plug in the garage works ok..shall i house the wire for those 20cm? in the hope water doesnt get in?

Main concern i suppose is once its in the greenhouse, it has to sit on the floor of the greenhouse initially where the hole is...whats the best cause of action?

I have looked on amazon etc for waterproof plugs...

thoughts more than welcome.





  • ColinAColinA Posts: 352

    Any out door electrics must be done by a qualified electrician as i believe they have to be certified by the local council

  • it needs to be armoured cable and as Colin says unless you truly know what you are doing a qualified electrician is neededimage cables must be buried so there is no danger of putting a fork etc., through it even though its armoured cable. Anything outside, ponds, lighting etc., must use outside weatherproof sockets and cables. not cheap i'm afraid but best to be safe eh 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    If you need to ask the question you shouldn't be doing this yourself.

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    I have electricity in my greenhouse and we had it installed by a qualified electrician.

    Pam LL x

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    There is an outdoor adaptor that is designed for temporary garden electricity:

    You should check that you have an RDC to be safe.

    Armoured cable doesn't always need to be buried. If it can be securely attached to a wall then that is fine for example - a wooden fence is not OK.

  • I forgot to put that Blairsimage our lighting cable is clipped all around the house under the eaves but the cable to the pond, electric gate etc., is all underground can't remember the depth our electrician guy said though:/ sorry will try and find outimage I would be very reluctant to get the council to sign it off though as they tend to find something wrong lol

  • garjobogarjobo Posts: 85

    Thank you for the replies, could of done without the scarky 'need to ask the question' one but heck you em' in all forums I suppose.

    Seems I will indeed seek out the more expensive root then, of an electrician, at least it will be a secure, permanent fixture serving heating,lighting and seed trays etc.


    thanks again

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    Sorry garjobo, I didn't mean it to come across as sarky. Just concerned as electricity is dangerous stuff especially outside

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Please, please get a qualified electrician to do it; water (rain) and electricity do not go together well. Get quotes from (recommended by friends and neighbours) electricians. But they MUST be qualified. image

  • Marg48Marg48 Posts: 24

    I ran very thick reinforced hose pipe from back of my shed where I have electric set up and pushed outdoor electric wire into it, however mine is set   up    to go 5 ft high along a trellis and into a plastic pane     in the greenhouse . I have had this for many years, I know I should have employed an electrician but not everyone has the money to do so, but if you have the means do employ one,  for safety.

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