How deep should a lamp post hole be?

What is the best height for a lamp post?

A standard residential post should extend from the ground approximately 6 feet high, and the light on top should add an additional 2 feet, bringing the total height of the fixture to approx. 8 feet high.

How do you secure a lamp post in the ground?

Use two work straps and wrap them both around the post. Stake them into the ground about 36 inches away from the post. Put them on opposite sides to help keep the post straight. Adjust the work straps while using a level against the lamp post.

How much does it cost to have a lamp post installed?

Professional contractors charge an average of $970 to install a lamp post and require about 13 hours of labor. Most of this cost is labor, so location is the primary cost factor. The cost also increases the further the lamppost is from the house, especially when the power lines are underground.

How tall should outside light pole be?

To place your post lighting, first ensure the pole you will be mounting on is secured at least 1.5 to two feet below the surface of your grass. The pole height should be at least eight feet, allowing between 5.5 and 6.5 feet of exposed post.

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How much concrete do I need for a lamp post?

About 16 inches of concrete will do the trick, with the post set 12 inches into it. You can also add to the stability of the lamp by digging a deeper hole and lining it with about 6 inches of gravel, says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

Can you wire a outside light to a plug?

It is OK to wire it to a plug, hoever the plug MUST have a 3 AMP and you will need to use a cable that is rated as being suitable for outdoor use. You will need to get the installation inspected by a qualified electrician who will provide you with a electrical safety certificate.

Can I add an outlet to a lamp post?

It’s called a “replacement” receptacle, but it can be added new by drilling a 1-3/8″ hole in the side of the pole.