Landscape wire connecting

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Old 01-27-15, 03:52 PM
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Question Landscape wire connecting

I loathe those squeeze together connectors because invariably they are the weakest link of a system. The type I'm talking about has offsetting thumb holds with sharp metal points that pierce the wire and little barbed spines that slide through slots with usually one side gray and the other black which are squeezed together for the connection.

I am considering hard wiring each light in the series so I know that when a light goes out it is the bulb and not the connection.

Does anyone know of connectors that could be used for this purpose? I've seen them as connecting one wire to another but not splitting off like a T. Otherwise I need to strip the wires and use waterproof wire nuts and tape to close them.

Thanks in advance for your time.
 
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Old 01-27-15, 04:43 PM
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Rather than use any type of crimp..... use these King gel filled wire nuts. They come in several different sizes and available almost anywhere.... from electrical supply houses to the big box stores to sprinkler companies.
They are not cheap but they work very well. When I'm done with a splice I'll leave the wirenut pointed up so that no water can fill it up.

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Old 01-27-15, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Pete!
I'm hip to those, alluding to them as waterproof
Some people I know just put silicone in regular wire nuts and then use electrical tape around the nut and wire and they last a long time too.
 
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