Outside wire pipe cracked

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Old 08-08-15, 05:18 AM
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Outside wire pipe cracked

This wire runs a sodium light outside - wire comes from the ground.
I found that the pipe was cracked and maybe the wire has faded from light? Can't tell what colour it used to be.
Can I just put electrical tape round this or do I have to put a new pipe in?
Also the sheath looks to have a little cut. Can I tape that our does a junction box have to be put in to splice newcable?

 
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Old 08-08-15, 05:33 AM
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The sleeve was installed to.protect the cable. Tape is not equivalent to the pipe. I would install a new larger sleeve.
 
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Old 08-08-15, 05:50 AM
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A larger sleeve around the existing one?
If not, why larger?
 
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Old 08-08-15, 12:12 PM
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Remove the existing sleeve. It looks.too small.
 
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Old 08-09-15, 04:36 AM
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Install a new sleeve,the outer sheath of the cable could be taped,I hope that cable is UF,if not it should be replaced as NM B can not be installed in a wet location even in pipe.
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Old 08-10-15, 06:56 AM
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This might be a good situation for that liquid rubber electrical "tape". You kind of goop it on and it should seal down into that cut. Also agreed on replacing the pipe, with rigid metal or schedule 80 plastic, as schedule 40 plastic obviously didn't hold up to the hazards in this area. Riding mower I'm guessing? I'm not sure you you could get them at a regular hardware store, but it could be a good application for the metal half pipe protectors the power company uses on the base of poles.
 
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