How do I repair damaged underground wiring

Old 07-21-03, 06:40 AM
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How do I repair damaged underground wiring


Yesterday I was digging post holes for a deck and as a result cut two underground electrical wires running out to my shed. Temporarily I fixed the wires with wire nuts and electrical tape. How can I fix these for good, I really do not want to run all new line (that is over 300 ft that I would have to dig up).

Second, while I was running the water to set the cement of the posts, the fuse on the transformer outside my house blew. Was this just a fluke or is there any way what I did with the electical lines could have cause this to happen.

Thanks in advance
Old 07-21-03, 11:55 AM
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They make several underground splice kits that encase the splice into epoxy and make them permanent and waterproof.

The odds that the transformer blew as a fluke is astronomical. Is it possible you could have hit the cable from the transformer to your house or another burried cable that you did not see? This could be a serious situation and should be looked at before you complete the deck or you may have to tear it down later to repair an unknown burried cable.

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