They sell the same product at home depot.
Might want to check with codes, since it's possible this splice might
have to be accessible, meaning not burried, if this is the case with
tom @ www.WorkAtHomePlans.com
This is probably not up to code, but I did it once when someone ran
over my cable to a shed with a rotatiller, and chopped the wire. I
dug up a few feet in each direction. I then had to add a short piece
of cable, thus make 2 splices. The first thing was to clean the cable
real well. Then I slipped an 8 inch piece of 3/4" automotive heater
hose over one end of the cable and just let it hang there for now. I
twisted each wire together and soldered them. Then I taped each wire
real well. After that, I taped the whole bundle, and slipped the
piece of hose over the splice, being sure its centered. over the
splice. Then I took a tube of pure GE Silicone and pumped the
caulking gun into the hose until the caulk came out the other end of
the hose. Then I rotated the hose around the cable to spread the
silicone, and pumped more in there. I finished by being sure the
globs of silicone on each end had no holes. Then I let it dry before
I spliced the next joint. It worked for years, and probably still is,
but I moved from that place.
The whole joint was coated with a thick layer of silicone, so water
could not get in there.
TIP: Be sure you put the hose on one of the pieces of cable BEFORE you
twist and solder, or you got to start over. When I made the second
splice, I took a magic marker and marked the cable 4 inches from the
end, so I knew the hose was centered on the splice. (on the first one,
I was a little unsure by the time I finished).
By the way, this was just 12-2 +ground. For a heavier cable, you will
need a thicker hose. You will use lots of silicone. Get several
tubes, and I suggest gloves. This was pretty messy. In fact when I
did the second splice, I wrapped a strip of cloth around the hose when
I had all the silicone in the hose, because the first one dripped out
and I had to fill the ends a little more later, plus dirt was stuck to
So why are you describing how you did it?
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
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