The wires for a post light were buried as part of another job but I
can't seem to find the light I want & it isn't a big priority right
now. [Today I might like light 'A', but tomorrow I fall in love with
light 'b' -- then SWMBO comes home & tells about light 'C']
I'd like to pour a pad & at least tidy up the wires for now. I was
at Lowe's this afternoon & didn't see anything that looked like a
standard. The lad who was working there seemed to have about 1/2 a
clue & he said most folks just bury the post in redi-mix -- but that
if I wanted a pad it should be 2 feet square & 4" thick.
Any thoughts pro or con on the cemented in post vs. mounting on a
I'm in NY so frost heave is a concern. I'm thinking that a 4-6"
slab might be easier to re-level if it becomes necessary--- but then
I look at all the fence posts I've set in concrete around here over
the last 20 years and they all seem to be pretty plumb still.
I direct buried the wires, but I'll put them in a conduit sweep el
through the concrete. I'm guessing that both ends of the conduit
should be plugged with plumbers putty?
Any tips appreciated- thanks,