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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Level
    • Extension ladder
    • Garden rake
    • Voltage tester
    • Posthole digger
    • Safety glasses
    • Wire stripper/cutter
    • Wrench set

You'll also need a volt meter, a garden spade and aluminum tent stakes.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Transformer
    • Lights
    • #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
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