Removing outdoor lantern

Old 03-27-21, 05:29 PM
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Removing outdoor lantern


I have an outdoor lantern (with post of course) in my front lawn. The electrical runs from the corner of the house underground, under my front landscape bed, underneath my concrete sidewalk, and finally into my front lawn about 5 feet past the sidewalk.

We NEVER use it, and it just creates an additional area that I have to weed trim.

I'd like to remove it. How's the best way to go about this? Can I just dig down and remove the post? I assume there's some sort of PVC conduit that house the wiring from the house. Can I just cap that off to make it water tight?

Old 03-27-21, 06:45 PM
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That is unfortunate. I love my post light.

Do you have a basement ?
That would be the place to start the search. Easiest to kill it there.
It could be a piece of UF cable thru the wall.
If you don't have a basement then there could be a visible piece of conduit that could be opened.
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I would find the point where the cable enters the house. Find the junction box and disconnect the cable going out to the post. Then you do what ever you like with the dead cable. Disconnect from the post, leave it, cut it off, what ever you like once it is dead.

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