Step 5: Bury the cord

bury the cord
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Place the light and cord in the trench and then backfill with the loose soil. Leave the bulb exposed, but be sure to completely bury the cord, as the soil will keep it from getting too hot when electricity is flowing.
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