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  1. Robert1221

    Robert1221 New Member

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    Working on installation of up-lights and path lights kit for front of house.

    I would like to run all wire through brick wall into interior of garage and install transformer there. Is that possible? And if so, are there any special considerations that I should keep in mind when installing the transformer on interior garage wall?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Evan Kruk

    Evan Kruk Online Liaison Staff Member

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    Hey Robert,

    You can certainly mount the transformer inside of your garage. Just be sure to mount to a solid, flat surface and make sure that the unit has at least a foot of clearance in all directions.
     
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    Do I need to use a special conduit when traversing brick exterior? Thanks for quick response.
     
  4. Evan Kruk

    Evan Kruk Online Liaison Staff Member

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    I would recommend always using conduit when it comes to an exposed wire up against a wall. Conduit is typically inexpensive and it adds a great layer of protection to prevent any damage during yard work. No special conduit is needed though, just standard PVC conduit.
     
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    Can one pass the direct burial wire through the garage wall to the outside in a typical stick built (non brick) home without issues?
     
  6. Evan Kruk

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    Running the low-voltage cable in that manner wouldn't cause any issues with the system or the wire itself. The main concern would be damage to the wire if left exposed; I would recommend using conduit to prevent the wire from getting damaged or severed.