Low voltage box for Lawn Jockey?

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Old 08-16-20, 07:00 AM
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Low voltage box for Lawn Jockey?

I recently bought and restored a 1954 lawn jockey from an old guy before he moved to Florida with his wife.

When I picked it up from up, he cut the box that the jockey was plugged into and gave it to me, saying "you need a special box like this" and I think he mentioned something about "12- volts"

Anyway, I went to a hardware store, talked with the electric guy, who showed me a standard cord and a plastic joined plug protector, which I bought. And stupidly, I threw away the plugged box that the old guy gave me.

I bought the correct bulbs for the lawn jockey and when I got him all connected and flipped the switch - the bulb blew.

I have been searching around for a low-voltage box that the jockey can be plugged into.

Any help appreciated - see pics.

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Full Lawn Jockey

Lawn Jockey plug

Standard cord
 
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Old 08-16-20, 07:54 AM
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You mentioned 12 volts in your post but everything in your photo is for 120 VAC. Did you install a 12VDC bulb and then plug it into 120VAC? If so that could be why the bulb blew. Was the box you threw away the 12 volt power supply?
 
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Old 08-16-20, 09:59 AM
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Is that electrical tape unravelling above the lantern?
Also the wire looks like it is split by the plug.
Also it looks like the lantern is hanging from the electrical wires.

All the above indicate that the unit should be rewired and the lantern supported by a chain etc.
 
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Old 08-16-20, 02:18 PM
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Hi, can you post a pic of the old bulb ? that hole thing definitely needs to be rewired, what is in the box he is standing on?
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Old 08-16-20, 05:22 PM
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The "box" is a cement block. The wiring goes from his hand down to the block.
 
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Old 08-16-20, 05:26 PM
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This is the bulb that fits the Lawn Jockey lamp - 12 volt, 7 watt bulb

 
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Old 08-16-20, 06:05 PM
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That's a 12volt bulb. You need a plug-in transformer to convert 120v to 12v to run that bulb. You can use any 12v AC or DC 1-2 amp adapter. You may have one kicking around the house.

Representative adapter..... one of hundreds available..... 12v adapter
 
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Old 08-16-20, 06:30 PM
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Hi, you have a lot going on there , a low voltage bulb that will require a 120/24 VAC power supply, low voltage wiring that will need to rated for wet locations and a GFCI point of use receptacle to power the power source, if that is a solid block of concrete and the cable is incased thatís another issue, it can be done but you will need to get creative.
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Old 08-16-20, 06:45 PM
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Thanks Pete, but I need a plug to a plug (that goes into a switched plug outside the house). The one that you show has only one plug.
 
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Like Pete said you may have a transformer in a drawer in the house. You would cut off the round plug and connect the wires to your jockey.
 
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Old 08-16-20, 07:20 PM
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What I've shown is a plug in adapter to convert 120v to 12v (low voltage) to run the light. You would put that inside the house or in an in-use covered receptacle. This would be the safest way to power that light.

In order to do exactly what you want..... you'd need a 120v to 12v transformer. The component would not be weatherproof and would need to be protected from the elements. It would need to be contained inside a weatherproof housing.

Transformer only
 
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Old 08-17-20, 06:07 AM
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Hi, where is this going to be located with respect to the house? keep in mind you will probably want this on a timer.
You may want to consider a cable such as this to supply power to the lantern.
https://www.amazon.com/Lightkiwi-2-C.../dp/B077Z42HYZ

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