Pressure treated post in the ground, to support the outlet, vs trying to hang it on the wall surface. That will mean teenching for the conduit runs.
Where in my post above does it say anything about an outlet? What does trenching have to do with putting an electrical box on a wall to mount an outdoor light fixture/lantern to?Pressure treated post in the ground, to support the outlet, vs trying to hang it on the wall surface. That will mean teenching for the conduit runs.
Everything is easier/cheaper if done in the right order during construction.
You guys and your "you shoulda done X first!"Preplanning would have helped.
Lmao!You guys and your "you shoulda done X first!"
The structure was built in 1922 and initially served as a carriage house. It was converted to an actual car garage somewhere circa 1950. The decorative stone facing was evidently added around 2004. My wife and I bought the house in 2009. Now it is 2012 and I would like more light above/around the garage doors. When, exactly, should I set my time machine to in order to "pre-plan" for this work?
A "skilled mason", good grief. Maybe he could lay a proper foundation as well, and I could just build an entire new garage atop it and pre-plan for the lights.
It really isn't has hackish as you might think. In reality, you will probably be the only one that notices. I do get that it might bother you, but it is probably your best option.I have used google images and found a couple of photos of this type of application and honestly I think that having such a gap around the mount is a little bit hack-ish...
There are services that will cut round holes for you---those tools are expensive---look under 'concrete core drilling' or 'concrete cutting'May consider the possibility of using a Carbide Hole Saw to cut through surface enough to mount a shallow round box. Check these out:
Might work for you