Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2017

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November 2017 27 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 4 8 Above To light the pier's deck, Chesapeake owner Dave Underwood chose MS-1LED-BS with 2-watt LEDs, which were mounted on the pilings (left). The boathouse itself was lit with LC-6LED-BS fixtures using 10-watt LEDs. These were fixed to the pilings with a 6" stem and 90-degree knuckle. To hide the wiring, a hole was drilled in a steep downward angle with a very long drill bit through a given piling until it exited out the other side, where another hole was started, again in a steep downward angle. This was repeated three or four times until it created an exit hole below the walkway. The wir- ing was then fed down through this zigzag configuration. Wood putty was used to seal the unused exit holes. an astronomical timer, one of four trans- formers installed for the project. This one was mounted on a taller piling where existing electric service was located. All splices are above water and were sealed with waterproof connectors. The whole project took three to four workers about 10 days to complete. Of that, a total of four days were spent on the pier and boathouse. One of the challenges was running the wiring up to the fixtures that illuminate the flag. This involved routing it into the boathouse, which sits over open water and has narrow catwalks that had to be carefully navigated by the crew to avoid falling into the water. And Underwood remembers another challenge; "This was a winter project so there was actually some ice on the water that we would have to chip away at to work. And it was very cold." LC DBM I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 1 3

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