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silvercvic

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Posts: 9

Location: USA

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Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 10:53am

ran out of wire

I have 6 strand wire buried underground, but ran short about 50', do they sell connectors for outdoor underground wires, so that it prevents moisture or corrosion? Can I get some quick ones at a local box store; Lowes or HD?

lush96

Advanced Member

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Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 7:12pm

they do make water proof wire nuts. they have a silicon gel or grease inside them to stop corrosion due to moisture and other elements. You can purchase them from SprinklerWarehouse.com at the following link:
http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=298


SprinklerGuy

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Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 1:50am

Do yourself a big favor...no matter what type of connector you use...bury it all in a 6 inch round valve box.....trust me on this.
Sprinkler Solutions, Inc.
Arizona and Colorado
www.sprinklersolutions.net

lush96

Advanced Member

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Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 6:44am

thats a good point made by sprinklerguy. this way if a connection does go bad, you will easily be able to find the splice.

Tom

Supreme Member

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Friday, February 23rd 2007, 9:52am

like sprinklerguy said. you may also want to store the gps coordinates of the box

h2pro

New Member

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Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 8:27am

scotch coat and rubber 3m tape, use is code-legal for direct bury here, up to 600v. dont use pre filled wire-nuts, without a 6" round vault. they will need to be accessed within 12 mos....guaranteed!

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