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    I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Hello everyone! Happy April! I have been searching around for idea's (other then fake rock ~ will be my last resort), to hide a light junction box. Have not seen much. If any of you have done this, could you be so kind to attach a picture. Curious to see how it looks. I have thought about making a bench over it??

    My junction box is at the far left. I hope your all can see.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Random thought ... get a LARGE flower pot and put a smaller flower pot inside upside down. Cut out the bottom of the large pot inside the smaller one and somehow connect the 2. You can then set this over the box, fill with dirt, plant flowers.

    Clearly the pot would have to be plastic or wood so you could hollow it out.

    Or maybe easier, create a big flower box around it and just put a pot / irrigation box upside down over the junction box before you fill with dirt.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    They actually make water tight junction boxes that can be below the ground with a access plate kind of like a water meter box. If a flush mount is what you might want.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    I like Jason's idea. Maybe you could even find a pot with a stand that would go over the box.

    Something like if the base is hollow.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    I think I have see plastic pedestals that are hollow that you could then set a pot on.

    Given the openness of the area, I might consider a huge planter box the full width of the pool and deck.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac1775 View Post
    They actually make water tight junction boxes that can be below the ground with a access plate kind of like a water meter box. If a flush mount is what you might want.
    I don't think that would meet code. 680.24 2a says "a) Vertical Spacing. The junction box shall not be located less than 4 in. above the ground or pool, outdoor spa, or hot tub deck, or not less than 8 in. above the maximum water level."
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Looks like the perfect spot for a grill. Better yet, a kegerator. Why is it stubbed out in the yard like that anyway? Did you have plans for a Cabana or Outdoor Kitchen in that area?
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Thanks for all the suggestion. It's stubbed out that way because, PB said it was code for it to be that far away from the pool. My neighbor use the same PB and it's there also, just hidden with fencing, shrubs ect........ I was thinking (as a final) of putting a large/bench fake rock and call it a day. That way it's not to odd to be in the middle of the yard :-/ Still open for suggestions....... The pot idea is nice to.... just not sure i want it in the middle of grass......
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    How about a stone bed around the pool that made pot not seem in the middle of no where. I picture when you trim the grass around the rock it blowing grass all over concrete and into the pool. If you were to just grow grass to the edge every time you cut it even blowing it away from the pool it will still end up on the concrete.

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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    I don't think that would meet code. 680.24 2a says "a) Vertical Spacing. The junction box shall not be located less than 4 in. above the ground or pool, outdoor spa, or hot tub deck, or not less than 8 in. above the maximum water level."
    Ok, so I should have asked first that this was not a low voltage run then. Makes sense.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Quote Originally Posted by raidencmc View Post
    How about a stone bed around the pool that made pot not seem in the middle of no where. I picture when you trim the grass around the rock it blowing grass all over concrete and into the pool. If you were to just grow grass to the edge every time you cut it even blowing it away from the pool it will still end up on the concrete.

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    Yes, that is what my neighbor has, stone around pool. It's our first year, I'd like to see how it goes with grass butted up to concrete. We are hoping with the electric safety cover we can eliminate grass clipping blowing into pool (also hoping landscapers blow away from pool - lol). So we will see how this year goes.
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    So this is what I did with the Junction box. I planted box woods around it. I plan on shaping it as it gets bigger. FYI ~ I had put a fake rock on top of it (for a bench look), went to take a picture of it.... that's when i noticed it look like a cemetery plot (I deleted the picture). I sent the rock back

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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    Looks good
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    Re: I would love to DIY to cover a Light junction box.

    I'm curious, 3 years after you planted the boxwoods at your junction box, are you satisfied with the result or have you made changes?

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