I have two 12"x12"pilaster block columns in my front porch with a poured lintel above and slab below. The pilasters are also poured solid with down-rods and rebar in footer. It is new construction. I would like to install a porch light on each column but have no idea how:
To cut an opening to fit the electrical box (1 gang circular) in solid concrete.
To pull cable through the block?
For #1 above: Would i have to manually chisel out the squares? Or is there a square drill bit for sinking a box in solid concrete?
For #2 above: I think it'll be difficult to drill through 12" of poured concrete and risk hitting rebar down-rods. Is it better to route some EMT conduit to the 1-gang box? If so, what type of 1-gang would i need and how far does it have to sink into the column?
Thanks in advance