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Old 09-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hi I want to put a flood lite , GFCI and a photo cell . The old one is attached to a 4x4 post in a metal post holder that is someone drove in the ground the metal holder has two bolts that suppose to hold the 4x4. I don't know if that setup is code or not. I was going to replace the old post with one set in conceret then add the GFCI, photo cell the the flood light. Then I saw this Garden post by Arlington and just wanted to know if all could be mounted on it. The light is Kichler 15251bkt. the light will be used to light up a flag. Any other ideals is welcome. Thanks george

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Is this what you saw?


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Yes it is.
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That should do the trick.

You may have to drill out a small hole to mount the photocell, however.
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Is that a screw hole in the top of the post to accept a fixture?
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Is that a screw hole in the top of the post to accept a fixture?
Oui it is ., and that is half inch threading in there so many luminiare can be threaded on that opening without much issue.

But very few will take 3/4 inch but not super common.

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Ok guys I use the post above but be me I used conceret to set the post. It has two covers for outlets if you chose to put them in. Each plate cover has an knock out hole for a photo cell. Now this is where I need advice the photo cell has a red, black and white. The load from the gfci has white, black, and ground the light on top of post had white,black and ground. I put the black together except the black from the light that black I put with the red wire from the photo cell. All white together did I goof up on this or not. The wire from breaker I put to line load on the gfci and the wires to the photo cell I put on load from the gfci. Any and all advice welcome. Thanks George

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Ok guys I use the post above but be me I used conceret to set the post. It has two covers for outlets if you chose to put them in. Each plate cover has an knock out hole for a photo cell. Now this is where I need advice the photo cell has a red, black and white. The load from the gfci has white, black, and ground the light on top of post had white,black and ground. I put the black together except the black from the light that black I put with the red wire from the photo cell. All white together did I goof up on this or not. The wire from breaker I put to line load on the gfci and the wires to the photo cell I put on load from the gfci. Any and all advice welcome. Thanks George
The Photocell connection is typical is black conductor is supply while red conductor is lpad ( to the luminaire black conductor ) while the white is neutal to get the photo cell functioning properly.

However I noted you say all white together but which side you did use on the GFCI ?

If you want the luminarie to be GFCI protected then you will have to keep the Line neutral and load ( to the luminarie ) seperated otherwise what you did in first place it will trip as soon you put a load on.

So the correct way to get the GFCI function properly is your supply conductor to the line side ( both black and white conductors ) make sure you have the right pair if you cross one of them the GFCI will not function at all.

The load side will go to the luminiare or other receptales if you have downstream.

I will post the photo here but the recptale on the left side just change that one to photocell and follow the connection as I mention above.




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I put the wires from source to the line side of gfci. Then from load side of gfci I put a white. Black on the load side. This white went to white from the photo cell and light. The black went to the black from photo cell and the red from photo cell went to black from light. George

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I put the wires from source to the line side of gfci. Then from load side of gfci I put a white. Black on the load side. This white went to white from the photo cell and light. The black went to the black from photo cell and the red from photo cell went to black from light. George
That will work just fine without issue. but just remember if the luminarie or photocell do not come on then check the GFCI if that tripped so you will know.

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Thank you so much it. I was worried that it wouldn't work but at dark the light came on. Had to replace another gfci that is on my friends house seems like this is the 5th one I put a new waterproof cover on it also. Seems like a few months of use then the gfci goes bad. Thanks ago George

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