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OKSooner
09-23-2012, 10:19 PM
One of my clients has asked me to bid lighting for two of her rental properties.

Obvious question... anybody have any suggestions about how to secure the transformer to protect it from the inevitable bad tenant?

S&MLL
09-24-2012, 01:12 AM
Put it underground?!?

On a side not if she is worried about a tenant stealing the thing why would she pay good money to have lighting installed at that property

OKSooner
09-24-2012, 08:14 PM
Put it underground?!?

On a side not if she is worried about a tenant stealing the thing why would she pay good money to have lighting installed at that property

I'm the one wanting to cover that base. She hasn't thought of it yet I suppose because she hasn't seen a drug addict steal someone's hot water heater for the scrap metal like I have.

SoCalLandscapeMgmt
09-24-2012, 11:40 PM
you may be able to get a small 300 watt transformer in one of these. I know that somebody out there makes larger ones as I've seen them out on jobs...

http://www.guardshackenclosures.com/products/clockguard/

S&MLL
09-25-2012, 03:46 AM
you may be able to get a small 300 watt transformer in one of these. I know that somebody out there makes larger ones as I've seen them out on jobs...

http://www.guardshackenclosures.com/products/clockguard/

If these people rent the property a guard shack is going to be almost useless..... 5 minutes and a crow bar and bye bye transformer. Those things are good for public places where a little bit of security will stop most people walking by from messing with an irrigation timer or stealing a backflow device. But if its at the house you rent whos going to watch you and call the cops?


If your truly worried about theft and they cant be installed in a locked utility closet then just install underground transformer. 99.5 percent of renters will never know that there is a transformer under some mulch.