From This Old House.
With the pergola built at the Westerly house, electrician Ben Stiles can start installing LED tape lighting. Apprentice De’ Shaun is there to observe and help.
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Electrician Ben Giles installs a 12-volt linear LED tape lighting system on the new pergola beams at the Westerly house. He shows apprentice De’Shaun how to cut the two separate wires at different lengths on either end of the connection to make a smaller junction. After twisting the wires together, he solders them and warms up heat shrink to make a watertight junction. Then they install the weatherproof lighting tape right into the track on the underside of the pergola beam.
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