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Lo volt wire under 30" wide blacktop

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Ocutter, Apr 29, 2001.

  1. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Say for instance you have a cust. that wants to have a blacktop driveway installed. He also wants lighting installed. Do I lay the wire extra deep so it does not get cooked? Probably just answered my own question, but wanted some other ideas. Thanks
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    You want to bury it under the base course for the asphalt. I would enclose it in at least loom if not pvc or some other type of pipe. (easily replaced or repaired without tearing up driveway later on down the road, or for running other wires.)

    Let the customer know to call you if they ever want to run another cable or wire under the drive, and your their man, without tearing it all up. You may even want to add another pipe under while the driveway is being ripped up.

    The other thing I would do would be to wrap it in flourescent construction tape and put a feww inches of sand around and on top of it.

    This gives someone who's digging an idea when they get close to a utility, etc. I wish everyone did it!

    Good Luck!
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,578

    GUIDO is exactly right...of course lay a pipe down and a little bigger for perhaps another future wire you may want to string
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    WoooHooo I'm on a roll!

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