Originally Posted by underminded999
Currently, I am using two pairs BIC's. One pair for the front porch/Carport, the second pair for the immediate backyard.
I am going to install two new pairs for this project. Two facing North, two facing south.
The wellhouse is 4'x4'. I am going to install them in the four corners, and am debating, if I want to make a 'swivel hinge' or just mount them flat. They come with a mounting bracket that will allow angling, but if I build a swivel hinge, then I would have more flexibility. However, my main goal for this immediate project is getting the wiring out there. I will worry about the specifics of mounting, after that.
The reason I mention that, is that is WHY I am running 8 wires, 2 four gangs.
The BIC's under the carport, are actually a bit too much. I may switch those out for something else, but that is not an immediate project.
To 'CharlesJ'. Is landscape wiring the same as direct burial? I see that it can be buried, but I am not sure if there are any other rules about landscape lighting that I am not aware of.
I appreciate everyone's interest, and thank you for your help.
Okay, I get it. I now understand your concern about the cost of cable. However, the fact remains: there is no substitute for direct burial cable that is the same or less cost that does not have some sort of potential of problems later on. Period, end of story. So, no offense, but you probably need to move on from there.
As to gauge, several of the reviews on Amazon mentioned that the BICs are 6 ohm. Therefore in my personal opinion, if it were me, 14 gauge would be minimum.
Your AVR has plenty of output so that's not an issue. But you will lose some output at your selector switch. Therefore, that with 6 ohm speakers, I'd be looking at 12 gauge, direct burial.
If all of that is still cost prohibitive, consider one speaker facing north, one facing south.
Best I can do for ya man. Keep us posted.