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This spring the new construction on our home will begin. I want to make sure the landscape has enough electricity up the driveway to handle small trees in a light show of them turning on as you come up the driveway if possible. Also, would like to make a full display as we get the $$. So any suggestions that I can get to make sure things are wired right from the get go would be greatly appreciated. We live in a very harsh winter climate about five months a year so we will have to take this into consideration when we make the light shows.

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It would help if you had a site plan of your lot and house arrangement.

 

Are you planning on any berms or planting beds in the yard area?

Are there any existing trees on the lot?

 

at a minimum, run 3/4" conduit to each proposed area.

Also run some sleeves under your driveway and sidewalks (and of course keeps record of where they are)

I have used 4" DWV or septice pipe.  Put 2 under the driveway, one for electric and the other for irrigation piping

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Also run some sleeves under your driveway and sidewalks (and of course keeps record of where they are)

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What Dave said and then some!  This is such a huge deal thtat new home owners miss all the time. (Me as well) Builders should offer this even as a an extra cost.

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Run 2 3/4'' conduits to every point in your yard you can think of.  Have half of them all come back to a big empty steel cabinet for your controllers.  The other half gets a bushing so you can pull cat 5 for the future.  Under the eaves, have receptacles run back to your cabinet, and cat 6 jacks.

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