Solar Powered Backyard Light String Project Using Sika® PostFix®
This project uses solar powered light strings attached to wooden posts to liven up your outdoor space in the evening hours. Using Sika® PostFix®, setting the posts is easy and using solar powered lights allows you place the posts in the perfect spot without the need of electrical wiring.
Supplies & Tools
- Post Hole Digger
- Caulk Gun
- Safety Glasses
- Tape Measure
- (4) 12' Solar Powered Outdoor String Lights
- (4) 4" x 4" x 8' Pressure Treated Wood Posts
- 20" Diameter Cedar Whiskey Barrel Planter
- (1) 50 qt Bag of Potting Mix
Step 1: Measuring Depth
Measure out where you’re posts will be placed. This can be done by knowing the length of your outdoor string lights. In this case they were 12′ long. Dig holes with post a hole digger 36″ deep and 8″ round.
Step 2: Post Placement & Installation
Place in a 4" x 4" x 10' pressure treated post in the hole. Prepare the bag of Sika® PostFix® following instructions printed on the packaging. Pour the contents of Sika® PostFix® around the post.
Step 3: Making Sure Post Is Level
Place a level along the length of the post and hold in place for 30 seconds making sure the post is plumb. Allow two hours for the PostFix to fully cure.(Now, move on to next hole and repeat).
Step 4: Hanging Lights
After two hours, the posts will be secure and you can use a ladder to lean against the posts to hang your lights and solar cells.