I am pretty sure I read here that I need to install a GFCI outlet in the coop, right? So I go to home depot and explain to the electrical dept man what I want. He insists that as long as I get a weatherproof box and cover, I can use a regular outlet. The cover that has 2 separate hinged covers (one for each outlet) only works with a regular outlet. If I get the cover that works with the GFCI the entire outlet stays exposed all the time unless nothing is plugged into it. I'm thinking I need the GFCI because I need to protect from moisture not only the part where the stuff gets plugged in but the part where the light bulb plugs into the socket. But what about an unused socket-shouldn't that be covered (like if I've only got one thing plugged in). So is he right? Or do I truly need the GFCI? I am planning to use it for lights in the winter (one for light, one for the water heater) and an auto door opener in the summer when we go on vacation.