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Old 05-27-02, 07:32 PM
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Oh, no!

AAAAH! I was trimming the grass around the central air unit and I cut the wire that leads from the unit into the house. I have a call in to someone to fix it, but I just want to know what to expect. Is this able to be fixed by splicing the wire back together? Is that safe since it's outdoors? I know this has had to happen to other people. I hope the whole thing doesn't have to be taken apart and the wire replaced. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Old 05-27-02, 07:47 PM
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Yes, it can probably be spliced. How it is done depends on exactly where the cut is and if there is any slack in the line. Be sure to turn off the breaker while waiting for the repair.
 
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Old 05-27-02, 09:44 PM
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Which cable did you cut? the low voltage line (24V) for controlling the operation of the unit can be splices, then the taped very well. The power line however is more involved, and should really be in seal tight with appropriate fittings and enclosures to prevent such damage as what occured, and also routed out of the way of harm.
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Old 05-28-02, 03:23 AM
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Thanks for the replies. It was the thin wire that was cut. I'm hoping that is the low voltage wire you mentioned. It's sounds like that is the easier fix.
 
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