Outlet for landscape lighting - how high?

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Old 06-22-06, 05:55 PM
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Outlet for landscape lighting - how high?

When runnning conduit out to the garden area and popping up to install an electrical outlet is there a standard (safe) height they should be? I'm in the snow belt (Chicago) area.
 
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Chicago? 6 feet according to the winter of '93. The outlet will be ground faulted of course, and you will place an "in-use" cover over it, so snowfall won't affect it too much. Unless local codes require differently, you could place it (supported) between 18-24" high. Remember, Chicago has only two seasons-----Winter and the 4th of July.
 
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Old 06-22-06, 06:51 PM
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Thanks Chandler.

I plan to do what you suggest, but you brought up "supported". Currently I have the conduit run underground and have it just sticking up out of the ground where I want it. I haven't even put the box on it yet. I had an opportunity to do this because the patio was being replaced. I am close enough to possibly mount it to the fence, but is there another way to "secure" it?

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