Wiring for low volt path/patio lighting

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Old 06-15-18, 09:56 AM
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Wiring for low volt path/patio lighting

I have a patio and a pathway that I want to run lighting to. I am burying rigid PVC conduit to run the wires through, but the interfaces are causing me issues.

I will have two runs, one for the patio, and one for the pathway. These two are adjacent but my issues are that I do not want a single daisy chain for both sets of lights, and I don't want to run conduit for each lighting run. I was looking at if there was such a thing as a direct burial "vault" or jbox that I can terminate the single 50' run to, and then have conduit go off in two different directions at that point. However that doesn't seem to exist. I'd like to avoid having a wall box on a nearby retaining wall, because that would add a lot of extra effort and be ugly to boot.

Are there any options for this?
 
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Old 06-15-18, 12:05 PM
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Normally LV lights use direct burial cable. Why are you using conduit?
 
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Because initially I was running speaker cable and CAT5e UTP to the patio, but don't need both conduit for that. If it is just direct burial, I can just leave the conduit empty for now.
 
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How deep does 12v lighting direct burial cable need to be? My trench is 12" currently.
 
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Old 06-16-18, 07:57 PM
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No depth by code. It doesn't even need to be buried.
 
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