Latest Discussions : Electrical & Lighting


09:30AM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 10/17/04
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My home has no outdoor power outlets at this time. I want to run underground electricity to my boat dock for lighting and marine battery charging. Is this something a novice (with some help!) can do? I do not want to run extenion cords to the dock. I want light switches.I already have an underground 2 inch plastic hose running from my house to the lake. I would like to run the power line inside PVC pipe through this hose. I also want to run a seperate PVC pipe through the same hose for water. It is roughly 100 feet from my house to the dock. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have searched for hours on the internet and found little useful information. Thanks in advance for any help.

Joe Tedesco

03:25PM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
Please take this advice and stop what you are doing and call the local electrical inspector, and think about hiring a licensed electrician!

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07:55AM | 10/19/04
Member Since: 10/17/04
2 lifetime posts
Hi guys,

I truly appreciate your input. I am hanging up my plans to do it myself. I am in the process of contacting local electricians for estimates. Thanks again, you may have prevented someting really bad from happening.


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