Replace outdoor low voltage LED light


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Old 07-23-22, 10:18 AM
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Replace outdoor low voltage LED light

One of my outdoor low voltage lights needs to be replaced. It sits on some a rock ledge below the spa that overflows onto the lights and into the pool. Currently, it is routed through numerous layers of rock and taped into a main line within a brass enclosure under the dirt a few feet away.

Is it OK to reuse the existing line by tapping into it closer to the light to avoid the hours of ripping the line all out back to the source? Behind the rocks where water won’t be dumping on the new tap? For example, in the picture, the tap would be behind the large rocks on right side.





 
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Old 07-23-22, 10:36 AM
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Yes, you can cut the wire and splice your new light onto the end. I use waterproof, self sealing butt splices for things like this.
 
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Old 07-23-22, 10:40 AM
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Sure... make sure the lights are off. Cut the light fixture off and splice onto the end of the wire.
The easiest thing to use is gel filled wirenuts.
Gel filled wire nuts
 
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Old 07-23-22, 10:44 AM
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Thanks. Tuck it behind the rocks away from direct water right?
 
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Old 07-23-22, 10:52 AM
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The splices can get wet. Just keep the splices open side down so they can't fill with water.
 
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Old 07-23-22, 02:47 PM
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Hi, are you saying that the brass box is filling with water?
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Brass box is fine. I just wanted to make sure I can splice into a spliced line outside of the brass box as long as I use a wire nut that will get wet as it's outside. It would be a PITA to unravel all of the wire through the twists and turns.
 
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Old 07-23-22, 07:10 PM
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Grab some gel filled wire nuts and splice away.
 
 

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