Turn Down For What?
What, the neighbors called? Oh ok, we better turn down.
In full disclosure, we did this way back in October. Some of the details of the process are a bit fuzzy in my memory, but I’m sure Joe could replicate it in his sleep. This is by far one of the most-used spaces of the house (yard). So the speakers were a huge upgrade.
If anyone wants to listen to music outside, they only need to bluetooth their phone or mp3 player to the sound system. You can even leave the phone indoors — safe from the water. Volume control is an arm’s length away. Nice for the wintertime. We did this all in one night, so bare with me on the documentation. Should have taken notes, goshdangnit!
Started with a standard outdoor pair of speakers.
And a volume control switch and junction box.
This is where things get pretty hazy for me.
Joe wired everything up with waterproof wire casing, and we mounted the volume box.
Sometime that night we dug a trench below ground and ran the wire to the house.
Here’s the gist of the volume box. It stays dry.
And we ran the wire down the fence and covered it with a plastic cable channel.
Then wired it to the house.
Here are the tools we used inside.
Drill a nice hole to feed the speaker wire through the kitchen cabinet. But first…
Rewind. Remove all glassware from kitchen cabinet. Ugh.
Now drill the hole and have a vacuum handy.
Yes, the audio box goes here.
Not a pretty sight.
This was pre-haircut Joe hahah.
I’m no electrician, so again, ask Joe on this one.
We ran one cable from the wireless soundbar to the outdoor speakers.
Yes, in the kitchen cupboard.
Here comes the fun part.
Turning on the power!
And then digging a trench and hiding the power source.
Here’s the finished product!
And I can finally post photos about it almost a year later.
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Who know they were so inexpensive? Just search Craigslist for old ones if you know how to fix them like Joe. I’m sure some Youtube tutorials can help if you’re a fast learner. And the speakers are definitely worth the trouble.