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Old 12-05-2012, 10:21 PM
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More fun than I should be allowed to have.

When I first got into lighting a year ago, it was suggested by someone on this forum that once I got started, I would choose to forget all about doing general landscaping.

Today, it was only about 35 degrees with a little breeze added for nip, (although sunny), while I was working on redoing the lighting on a beautiful estate.

I ripped out old, wet Hxxxo in-ground lights, old wiring with pierce point connectors, an old XXX transformer that was putting out more than 13.5 volts from a 124-volt primary. I had to maneuver under a weeping Japanese Maple which draped to the ground and try to dig an 18"-deep hole with my soil knife in a corner behind the tree to place a new transformer mount.

There's still lots more to be done, but after dark with a few lights complete, I was able to see what I had achieved. Work? This is way too much fun!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:45 AM
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I have been slowly rewiring my old house from knob and tube to romex. It's been a little frustrating at times, but overall I love playing with electrical. Good to hear you're shedding a light on your passions.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:54 AM
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When I first got into lighting a year ago, it was suggested by someone on this forum that once I got started, I would choose to forget all about doing general landscaping.

Today, it was only about 35 degrees with a little breeze added for nip, (although sunny), while I was working on redoing the lighting on a beautiful estate.

I ripped out old, wet Hxxxo in-ground lights, old wiring with pierce point connectors, an old XXX transformer that was putting out more than 13.5 volts from a 124-volt primary. I had to maneuver under a weeping Japanese Maple which draped to the ground and try to dig an 18"-deep hole with my soil knife in a corner behind the tree to place a new transformer mount.

There's still lots more to be done, but after dark with a few lights complete, I was able to see what I had achieved. Work? This is way too much fun!

Yep, it's not a bad way to make a living :-)
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:53 PM
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Tim,

You asked about where to buy Simply Automated.

ADI on Wales Ave in Indianapolis sells! Electronics/datacom-type store, should have some stock and can order for you as well.

Let me know if you want to talk about how to setup and use. Very easy.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 AM
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Thanks for tracking that down Steve, I will go by and see what they stock.
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