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Old 07-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Is there any problem with burying #14 THWN in PVC conduit, popping up in random locations to an outlet on 2x4 (with in use covers) for Christmas lights.

I wanted a more neat, clean install for decor of Halloween and Christmas instead of a net of wires. This will all feed into a Leviton "inlet" near the house, where I can just plug the extension cord in for the the lights into my outdoor GFCI outlet on the porch.

Conduit will be 12"-18" deep.

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Is there any problem with burying #14 THWN in PVC conduit, popping up in random locations to an outlet on 2x4 (with in use covers) for Christmas lights.

I wanted a more neat, clean install for decor of Halloween and Christmas instead of a net of wires. This will all feed into a Leviton "inlet" near the house, where I can just plug the extension cord in for the the lights into my outdoor GFCI outlet on the porch.

Conduit will be 12"-18" deep.
That's legit.... But why not just permanently feed them, you are going this far with the project, seems silly to feed them with an extension cord.

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That's legit.... But why not just permanently feed them, you are going this far with the project, seems silly to feed them with an extension cord.
I would, but there is a porch, gravel, and a sidewalk in between where I would have to run it.

While I am at it, instead of making another thread for a similar question.
I have a few fluorescent flood lights for outdoor use. I have a pretty good amount of summer gatherings. Is it safe to mount them on a tree and wire them to a weatherproof junction box, and attach a grounded cord on them this way I can just plug them in when needed. I've been using those halogen work lamps on tripods, but the constantly get knocked over, run too hot, and use too much energy.

Mounting outdoor fluorescent ones on trees would be more feasible and plugging them in when needed. I cannot run power out there due to it being too dense with roots. I know I would probably have to replace the cords feeding each light every few years, but so what.
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