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Summary: Electrical Repairs - Part 1 - Emergency electrical wiring repairs should be made using the right materials for your particular application. Here are a few choices to help you decide what you'll need.


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Methods for repairing buried electrical wiring
Direct burial electrical wiring cables (UF - Underground Feeder Cable) and electrical conduits can become damaged from a variety of situations and reasons and will need to be repaired in a way that will be a safe and lasting repair.

The environmental moisture and possible natural occurring corrosive elements will require the right preparation and electrical repair method.

Recently I made two connections and had to use different methods that I will cover below.

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Tools for Electrical Repairs of Cables


The first repair required a direct burial so I chose the Scotch Cast Inline Resin Repair. I have used this kit several times for electrical and telephone cable repairs.

A word of advice - choose the right size to allow enough room for your all of your electrical wire connectors to fit in the cast. If your cable is not long enough to allow for wire nuts, then use butt-crimp connector

Crimp Connectors, making sure that you are using the right size connector for the gauge of wire to be connected, and make sure to crimp down tightly using the correct crimping pliers as shown below.
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Methods for Electrical Repairs of Buried Cables

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The 3M Scotchcast Repair
The Scotchcast repair kit provides maximum protection for the electrical wiring repairs and moisture proof onnection for direct burial electrical cable.

Direct Burial Cables



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The Ground Box Enclosure
This heat shrink method makes a good tightly fitted insulated covering that helps protects the wire connections in this access able ground box.

Accessible Junction Box and Crimp Sleeve Heat Shrink Connection

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The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!

The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!

The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.





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