How To Install A Lamp Post
Tips for installing a Lamp Post
We have made putting together your new lamp post even easier with our free installation kit and guide. Please note we always recommend a qualified electrician or trades person is used for installation & advice and to fit the necessary wiring. Recommendations are subject to modifications due to individual circumstances, such as ground type etc.
How to setup an English Lamp Post
English Lamp Posts cannot take any responsibility for improper installation.
Our Lamp Posts are generally supplied in three sections:
2) Lamp Post
3) Central pole section
In order to assemble the post, you slide the central post section into the base, until it firmly meets the shelf. Once in place there are four locking points which hold the pole in place. These can be tightened using the special hex key provided.The hex key can be found packed with your lantern head.
The second stage is to place your lantern over the collar at the top of the post (ladder bar end) and again tighten with the hex key provided. The trades person installing must ensure all fixings are tightened and that the column is securely attached to the base. We recommend nothing is tied to or applies horizontal pressure on the pole which may strain or damage the fixings at the base.
Lamp Posts are generally installed using the following process:
1) Firstly dig the necessary trench from your desired Lamp Post installation area to your power supply. Depending on the height/weight an educated decision should be made as to the depth of base needed to support the lamp post in place. Typically the pad size is between 2-3ft cubed, using a root anchor if the ground is of an uncertain quality.
2) Into the trench place your conduit which has already been threaded with electrical cable. Using the excess cable, thread the lamp post and lantern and connect the bulb holder, ensuring it is earthed.
3) Ensure the conduit rises out of the concrete pad central to your lamp posts final location (you may want to use a 90 degree conduit elbow) and pour the cement mixture into the base area. Allow the cement sufficient time to completely harden.
4) Once hardened, the Lamp Post should be erected and using a small masonry drill bit the fixing points marked onto the ground. Once marked using the full size masonry drill bit, drill 4 holes into the cement base. The masonry rawl bolts are typically M10 size, please check the specific bolts as this may vary depending on availability.
5) It is now time to tap your expanding masonry bolts into place. Remember to do this gently as it is very easy to un-thread the nut which allows the bolt to tighten. Typical rawl bolt hole depth is the entire length of the rawl bolt. Once in place the Lamp Post base can be placed back in position over the 4 holes and the bolts tightened. Due to the nature of the bolts they will expand into the concrete base when tightened and should not be used at the edge of the base due to their expanding nature.
6) An alternative installation procedure whereby threaded bar is set directly into the base may be used by your trades person when required.
7) Once installed we advise covering all stainless steel fixings and masonry rawl bolts with a metal based paint, to complete the look and seal any bare threads.
8) Stand back an admire your Lamp Post fully installed.
Please note we always recommend a qualify electrician or trade professional is used to install your lamp post. We cannot take any responsibility for improper installation.
The ladder bars on all lamp posts are purley for decorative purposes and should not be used with an actual ladder. we always recommend the use of an appropriate A frame ladder or scaffold towers. The Lampposts are not designed for leaning against or climbing.
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