How to repair damaged sump pump wire?

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-01-18, 09:15 AM
Q
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 252
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
How to repair damaged sump pump wire?

Hello all,

The exterior rubber insulation of the sump pump has been damaged.

The internal white linear and wire plastic wrap are perfect. Is there a way that I can repair this damage and prevent any water from leaking into the wire?

Thank you
 
Attached Images  
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-01-18, 09:18 AM
M
Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,992
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
You could use liquid electrical "tape" and coat the damaged area (carefully trim/remove the damaged insulation first). Heat shrink tubing would also work, but needs to be fished onto the end of the cable and slid over the damaged area. I seem to remember reading somewhere that heat shrink can be sliced and wrapped around a cable then heated. I believe you would need to used a high strength/high temp glue to med the ends first though.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-...-400/100119178
 
Attached Images  
  #3  
Old 03-01-18, 10:39 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,141
Received 1,113 Votes on 1,033 Posts
You can get heat shrink tape.

That liquid tape would probably work but I'd leave the flap on. Fill that hole with the liquid, fold the flap over and cover with a wrap of black tape. You could use silicone adhesive in place of the liquid tape.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: