Protect Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Wires

By Robert Robillard on Landscape

Protect exterior wires from damage:

A few years ago I installed low voltage wires  in my yard.  Most of these wires are buried under bark mulch or are installed in conduit. this article will show you an inexpensive tip on how to protect low voltage landscape lighting wires.

Instead of placing my low voltage transformers in my yard I installed them in my basement and ran them outside through conduit.

One location does not have conduit and runs up from the lawn and under my porch.  This wire is unprotected and is vulnerable and susceptible to damage from the grass trimmer.  [see photo]

I decided that I would rather protect this wire than replace it.

  1. I used an old garden house and cut a short section to fit my low voltage wire.
  2. I then cut a slit down the length of the hose with a utility knife.
  3. I opened the slit in the hose and slipped it over the low voltage wire.
  4. Install a few tie wraps keep it tight.  Using the same color tie wraps will help make this repair disappear.

This repair is invisible from 10 feet away.  Now when the trimmer comes by I have zero concerns of fraying or damaging the wire.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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