How to mount fixtures in stone rubble?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by starry night, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,321

    Thanks for all your ideas. Although I didn't use any of them per se, they did help me think through all the factors. Here's what I did. I surface-mounted
    the fixtures on a 6x9 paver block using Tapcons. I leveled the proper spots in the rubble below the concrete walkway and placed the blocks. Then I piled rubble around them. They seem pretty stable and yet can easily be moved or reset. (I have to get some bronze touchup paint for the blue Tapcons.)
    I'll have to get some night photos to post here. The dock association is very pleased and want me to continue spots farther around the quarry wall.


  2. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 751

    Next time use anchors and brass colored screws to Mount. The paint will come off those tapcons in 2 years.

    Also buy a hammer drill and drill a chase way for that wire.

    Fix the wire issue and the tap on issue and it will look good.
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Hi Phil,

    Looks good, I agree with S&MLL's recomendations on the anchors and placing the wire through a chase hole in the block. Here is one more thing you might add. Put a 6" riser between the round mounting canopy and the fixture. That way you can dig that block down a little deeper and completely cover the block with rock to fully hide it.

    Glad they like it. Can't wait to see pics.
  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,321

    I had thought about anchors and brass screws but I had a guy I trusted who said the tapcons would hold better. And doggone I didn't think about drilling all the way through for the wire.
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,321

    One last thing: The blocks were deep enough that I was able to cover the blocks with stone so that you can't see the bases (or Tapcons) now.

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