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user001

09:04PM | 10/22/07
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
I want to connect two segments of 110Volt cable each having three wires (hot, neutral, ground) and I want to bury these 3 paired connections (i.e. hot-hot, neutral-neutral, ground-ground) about 10 inches below ground on my lawn (the cabled segments are currently about a foot below ground level). I heard there are some special weatherproof connector caps that one can use to make these connections. I am afraid that when I water the lawn somehow water will get into the connector caps and short out everything. Is there a safe way to do this connection and still keep the connection out of sight below ground?

thank you

househelper

05:34AM | 10/23/07
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
There is an underground splice kit available for 14-6 ga wire that uses setscrew connections and a heat shrink wrap. I usually supplement the wrap with lots of silicone at each end.

user001

02:24PM | 10/26/07
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
I will look for this splice kit at home depot


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