Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights: Checking the Wiring, Connections to the GFI, Post Light Wiring.


Electrical Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights

Electrical Question: I just replaced the wiring to an outdoor lamp post with a plug in the base.

I would appreciate your advice.
Thanks.

This electrical wiring question came from: Geoff, a Handyman from London, Ontario, Canada.
Additional Comments: Great website!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Geoff.

How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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