Junction box for backyard.

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Old 05-25-18, 11:27 AM
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Junction box for backyard.

[SIZE=3]When we moved into our house there was a yard light installed at ground level that covered a good portion of the backyard. Unfortunately, one too many games of soccer eventually took it out. When I bought a new light to install I began to worry that the junction box is not correct and is potentially dangerous. [/SIZE] The box (whish is 95% buried in the ground) looks to be a plain metal wall box with a metal plate over the front. The light was then screwed into the conduit hole on the top. It certainly isn't waterproof.

What type of box should I replace it with, and should it be above ground? Thanks in advance for you thoughts.
 
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Old 05-25-18, 11:32 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

A metal junction box is not normally heavy enough to hold up any light fixture. It would just fall over unless something was down in the ground. Possibly it's a junction box on top of buried conduit ?

Can you post a picture of it.... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 05-25-18, 03:20 PM
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5 out could look at some of these depending on the fixture type.

http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/gard-n-post/
 
 

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