How to Convert Your Post Lantern Gaslight to Electric
The following circumstances may require an installation professional. Evaluate level
of difficulty and individual circumstances prior to installation. Other special
circumstances and individual situations may be related, but not limited to design of
home, irrigation, landscape design, etc.
When necessary to go under a sidewalk, use the 3/4-inch pipe. Lay it down
perpendicular to sidewalk. Slice ground at a straight up angle, as deep as sidewalk, as
long as pipe, plus two feet. Lay pipe in slot and sledge it under sidewalk. Dig to find
the pipe on the other side. Now cut wire. Make sure you have enough slack to finish
the job. Pull out pipe and shove wire through hole, left, by pipe. Continue burying
wire up to house entrance point. Conduit is not necessary, but does help protect wire
and looks straight. Tree roots are a hazard – avoid them if possible. Digging deep
enough might enable going under the root, but would mean cutting wire and
threading it under the root. But, always keep in mind, it is very important to keep a
continuous run of wire. DON’T COME UP SHORT!
STRAIGHT EDGE SPADE
3/4 IN. STEEL PIPE
3/8 IN. DRILL BIT
1/2 IN. MASONRY BIT
8 FT. STRING
TWO PAIR OF PLIERS
PIECE OF WIRE
1. REMOVE GLASS AND PULL HEAD OFF
2. PLUG GAS LINE AT METER OR TOP OF
3. REMOVE GAS PARTS FROM HEAD
4. PAINT HEAD AND LET DRY
5. DRILL EYE HOLE NEAR TOP OF POLE
6. DRILL WIRE ENTRANCE AT BASE OF
7. FISH WIRE UP POLE
8. INSTALL EYE
9. INSTALL BULB TREE
10. CONNECT EYE AND BULB TREE
11. PAINT POLE AND INSTALL GLASS
12. DRILL THROUGH WALL
13. BURY WIRE
14. WIRE TO TRANSFORMER
Split Foyer Homes: Many consumers with split foyer homes have experienced great
installation difficulty by improperly feeding wire into split foyer homes or
improperly drilling into the home. This is why hiring a professional for split-foyer
homes is generally advisable.
Never drill through a foundation! It will crack. About the only way to drill into the
home is to go to the lowest level through the window frame or the finished garage.
This is tough. You have to tack a wire from the front of the garage to the back outlet
or go to the ceiling fixture and install a pull chain socket. Such homes always have
sidewalks, or a concrete drive is connected to the porch, which means about fifteen
feet of concrete molloys exposed. You could go up the wall to the second floor, into
an outlet there. Either way it doesn’t look very attractive. The trick is to hide wire.
GASLITE CONVERSION KIT
1/2 IN. CONDUIT (CPVC)
3/8 IN. FLAIR CAP
1/4 IN FLAIR PLUG
ENAMEL SPRAY PAINT
The Transformer is tested and certified “In Good
Working Order” with sufficient power to operate
(1)-one Charm-Lite. DO NOT SHORT OR
OVERLOAD TRANSFORMER! To contact
customer support call: 765-644-6876
Disclaimer: This manual is intended for the standard installation, and is a
reference guide only. There may be special circumstances, individual situations,
or state and local building codes that would require adaptation of instructions
in this guide, and would require an electrician or professional installer. Check
your state and local law building and electrical codes prior to installation.
Charm-lite bears no liability for improperly installed products, or for products
utilized contrary to purposes or instructions.
Calculate where wire will enter the house and extend wire to the pole. If something
is in the way go around it, move it, or go under it. It can be a hassle to cut wire only
to find it’s too short to extend inside the house.
2448 E. 39th St.
Anderson, IN 46013
* Have one continuous run of wire or splice may later break.
Start job at pole and if something is in the way, go under it or around it and bury up
to that point, then cut. Ideal locations for power source for transformer are inside the
house, basement or garage. Ideal rafter access into home is a crawl space or
basement. BE SURE WHERE DRILL IS GOING INTO THE HOME! DO NOT
DRILL INTO HOME FOUNDATIONS!!