The woes of Trenching

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Re: The woes of Trenching

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:03 pm

Ebenezer wrote:
2 wire nuts and a roll of black tape and your finished in 15 min

And if you ever watch a well man twist wire together wrap a couple of wraps of tape and drop it into the well . You'll see that water proof is only a suggestion.

And they wonder why stray voltage is a problem at dairies!

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Re: The woes of Trenching

Postby callmefence » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:44 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:I got it done. The breaker is not triggering and tested the basin heater. It is getting current. Hopefully, the connection stays dry. It gets wet here in the winter.

Ron you can run the patch spot through PVC and fill the ends up with silicone. I did that for my lights to my deer feeders and under ground electric fence wire.
we use the gel filled wire nuts and leave enough slackto fold the wire back on itself. tape it up and cut the top off a tube of silicone, stick the splice in the tube.,
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Re: The woes of Trenching

Postby Brute 23 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:15 pm

Next time you lay a line bury some tape with it and you may hit the tape first.
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Re: The woes of Trenching

Postby ohiosteve » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:12 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Next time you lay a line bury some tape with it and you may hit the tape first.

That's exactly what we do when laying gas line. Backfill 1/2 way then lay caution tape and backfill the rest of the way.
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Re: The woes of Trenching

Postby Nesikep » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:46 pm

I'd use crimp connectors.. auto parts stores have crimp connectors with a heat shrink outer that works very nicely. a roll of tape over top, or heat shrink over the whole thing and a roll of tape, good as new.
These are the connectors
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