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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, May 28, 2008.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay, I just made it today to the pool store for lubricant, like Chris J said I should. Is the teflon stuff better, same or worse?? I think the flash or smoke point is 425. Anyone use this stuff? I bought one tube of regular silicone (I think that's what the regular one is) and one with the teflon.

    Also, which size conduit fits the typical larger knockout in a trans? I'm just about through with the flex and I'm sick of pulling the CAST #10 through it.
     
  2. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    To be honest, I never noticed that there was two different varieties and I don't know which I used. For the past several months, I've switched to the Truck Lite brand of corrosion preventative compound. The silicone works fine, but I've noticed that it dries up around the o-rings pretty quickly. Joey mentioned a die-electric grease vendor that they use for there fixtures. I've been trying to find that post so I could get the product number again. Any help Joey?
    The large knock-out is 1 3/4 "
     
  3. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think you meant 1 1/4"
     
  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here ya go Chris:

     
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    depends on the trans. Unique is a 1 1/4, and Vista is a 1 1/2. Which one are you using Mike?
     
  6. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the info Greg! Mike, I'll have to go measure it to be sure, but the Kichler MDL's state that it's 1 3/4" in the catalog. This could very well be a typo though. I'll look at it and get back to you.
     
  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks guys, went to Lowes and bought the housing/end part for a couple sizes (forgot the plate in my truck and was too lazy to go back out to get it).

    The 1.25 was it for my trans.

    Chris, Billy, and those discussing going under walks; I got the product you glue on the conduit and hook up to a hose. Holy Lord, only took a minute after I dug the holes. The walk area was about five feet.
     
  8. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Glad you like the method, but there is no need for glue. Just buy a hose adaptor that has a female threaded end for the hose, and a slip connection for the 3/4" or 1/2" sleeve. You can reuse it probably 100 times. If your doing these by yourself, you can get a ball valve connector for the hose end and turn it on/off when you are ready.
    Your next task should be to do it under a 12-16' driveway. As long as you dig your holes correctly, and make sure you are level and true, you will be amazed at how it only takes another 30 seconds to do this.
    Just make sure you never do this on driveways that are pavers!
     
  9. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,955

    Chris,

    How do you get the pvc level for a straight shot across? It keeps wanting to go deeper from the angle, even though I am trying to bend it straight. Are you digging a wide trench to the side of the drive? Do you use two people? I would imagine the hole would have to be wide enough to work the pipe.
     
  10. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Let me know when you figure that one out... it's all in the angle of the dangle... hit any obstacle and the pipe/ conduit tends to angle downward...
     

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