Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Garden rake
- Safety glasses
- Voltage tester
- Wire stripper/cutter
- Wrench set
- Extension ladder
- Posthole digger
You'll also need a volt meter, a garden spade and aluminum tent stakes.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- #10 gauge outdoor wire
- #12 gauge outdoor wire
- For each ground light: 1-1/2-in. PVC coupler with ½-in. tee for wire opening
- 1-1/2 in. x 12-in. PVC pipe, 1-1/2-in. PVC cap with ½-in. female thread
- ½-in. copper pipe
- Two ½-in. sweat-to thread copper adapters
- One box of weatherproof wire connectors