Outdoor Electrical Outlets and What You Must Be Aware Of
Some people will read outdoor electrical outlets and know exactly what I'm talking about, some will be able to figure it out and some won't have a clue. The first group will know right away because they have some themselves, the others will relate regular electrical sockets back to them and assume they're outside - and the third group will not have a clue because they live in a cold country where the chances of there being one outside is incredibly low.
Even where I currently live which has very mild winters and warm summers very few people have them because we simply don't spend much time in our gardens. But if you were to look around houses in Australia you'd find plenty right beside the electric barbeque. Geographical location does matter when it comes to these, and what I'm trying to tell you is that if you live in somewhere perpetually cold there's not much point reading on because they're not going to interest you.
For me however they are useful because outdoor electrical outlets provide easy electrical access outdoors. This is great for powering barbeque heaters as I said above, but also patio heaters, Jacuzzis and lawn mowers. Instead of winding an extension cord through the kitchen out of the cat flap you can make your life so much easier because you have direct electrical access. Most houses in hotter countries come with these already installed, but you can easily bring in an electrician to install one for you - I'd definitely recommend making sure that the person you use is recommended by a friend because they're taking a piece out of your wall and they have to know what they're doing!