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What is the best way to cover the power cable on walkway ?

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Jun 7, 2005
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What is the best way to cover the power cable on walkway ?

I am trying to wire and power up some Halloween decorations or eventually Christmas lighting on the front lawn, and the power cable has to pass by a 3 ft wide walkway in front of the porch (where the power plug is) to the front lawn. I wonder what is the best way to cover the power cable on walkway interlocking floor without tripping people and being cut by snow blower.

Thanks for any recommendations.

Note: I know I could lift up the interlocking stones and hide the cable below. But I am trying to see if there is other option.
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Deal Addict
Dec 17, 2007
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Alliston, ON
Can you run the cable at the edge of a step then use a cable cover to keep it hidden?
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Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
Cable cover was my idea too.
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Feb 7, 2006
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I plan to put up Xmas lights too but concerned about the snow or ice getting into the extension cord or plug. Is this an electrical concern?
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schade wrote: Can you run the cable at the edge of a step then use a cable cover to keep it hidden?
There is a 3 ft wide walkway in front of the porch that the cable needs go over before landing on the lawn.
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rdx wrote: There is a 3 ft wide walkway in front of the porch that the cable needs go over before landing on the lawn.
I understand that. If you run tge cable right where the porch and walkway meet, then use a cable cover like i linked to, to keep the cord covered and less of a trip hazzard

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schade wrote: I understand that. If you run tge cable right where the porch and walkway meet, then use a cable cover like i linked to, to keep the cord covered and less of a trip hazzard

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The walkway is horizontally across the porch, and the cable needs to go across the walkway to the lawn, so the cable cover will be going across the walkway as well, can't hide beside the step like your photo.
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May 23, 2009
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I have a large porch mat which I throw over the cables
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bubuski wrote: I have a large porch mat which I throw over the cables
I am not concerned about the porch area as the cable can be hidden at the edge there. Again , I am talking about the walkway .
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May 23, 2009
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rdx wrote: I am not concerned about the porch area as the cable can be hidden at the edge there. Again , I am talking about the walkway .
I use the mat on my walkway during Halloween. Looks just like this with the rubber on the sides and back.

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rdx wrote: I am not concerned about the porch area as the cable can be hidden at the edge there. Again , I am talking about the walkway .
Without knowing your layout, is it possible to take a longer route and avoid the walkway? E.g., instead of a direct path to the yard, go a longer way using a less traveled part of the walkway (e.g., side of your home) to get to the lawn?
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Post pics so can better visualize.

We usually incorporate plumbing pipe foam covers, hooking onto trees [putting led lights there anyways] and porch railings/posts along with mats.
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