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Splicing Buried Electrical Cables
Electrical Question: Is there a way to cover spliced wires and lugs to prevent damage?

This home electrical repairs question came from: Ray, from Milton, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Repair question Ray.

Splice Direct Buried Electric Cables

Application: Splicing Underground or Direct Buried Electrical Cables.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester Ground or Trenching Hand Tools.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience and ability to work with tools, condition of the soil or environment for access to the cable or electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the affected power source, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wire splicing or cable repairs.
Special Materials: Depending on the final enclosure to protect the splices, Moisture proof or Water Resistant Materials including Properly sized wire connectors, anti-corrosion ointment, electrical tape, shrink tubing or other materials to perform an approved splice method.

Protection for Buried Electrical Cable Splices


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