Broken Underground Cable Repair

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Old 10-05-02, 05:44 PM
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Broken Underground Cable Repair

While digging out some old concrete, I hit the 110v power line in a couple of places for my outdoor lighting system which was buried along side of the removed concrete. Fortunately the system was off. Please let me know the proper procedure for correct repair of this mistake. I assume I will need to splice a new section of cable to replace the severed one but do I need to install additional juction boxes to make the connections in and if so, are there any which can be buried or is there a splicing system which does not use j boxes? It is impossible to make a new run to replace the old cable.


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Mike
 
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Old 10-05-02, 06:45 PM
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Assuming that this is UF cable and is protected by a GFCI, simply go to your home improvement center and buy a couple of splice kits for UF cable.
 
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Old 10-05-02, 07:03 PM
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John,

There is not any GFCI's in the system. Any changes in the fix you suggested?
 
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Old 10-05-02, 07:08 PM
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Splice it anyway and then install GFCI.
 
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