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sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 02:19 PM
Opps So I cut the 14 zone wire on my irrigation system. how can i fix this is it just cut and spice with underground connectors? Yes I mean thw whole wire right in half.

Wet_Boots
07-20-2008, 02:40 PM
Sure hope the wire is color-coded.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-20-2008, 03:05 PM
Sure hope the wire is color-coded.

what he said.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-20-2008, 03:24 PM
Sounds like it is 18-14uf. Color to Color using king watertight splices. Might have to buy some single strand 16ga to get enough slack. Just get white for the common.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-20-2008, 03:25 PM
Sounds like you need a new irrigation system.

sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 03:40 PM
ok yes its color coded. CAPT your out of your mind. and I will pick up some watertight splices at JDL

Mike Leary
07-20-2008, 04:32 PM
ok yes its color coded. CAPT your out of your mind. and I will pick up some watertight splices at JDL

You'll need a five foot section of the same multi-strand to give you room
to make the splices & a 10" round v.b. to spot the splice in, just in case.
I use heat shrink butt splices that the septic guys turned me on to, rather
than King "blues".

Waterit
07-20-2008, 04:40 PM
a 10" round v.b. gave me the "blues".

A 6" VB would have treated you right...

sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 04:43 PM
what is vb??

Waterit
07-20-2008, 04:45 PM
vb = Valve Box

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-20-2008, 05:01 PM
You'll need a five foot section of the same multi-strand to give you room
to make the splices & a 10" round v.b. to spot the splice in, just in case.
I use heat shrink butt splices that the septic guys turned me on to, rather
than King "blues".

Can't run around with every potential multi strand size. We use 16ga UF single strand. Red to reconnect all the zones and white for the common. We use the King black and greys. Don't like those blues.

Ditto on the 6" VB

sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 05:04 PM
i cant just direct burial them

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-20-2008, 05:05 PM
i cant just direct burial them

No, you need to set up telephone poles and run your repair splice across them and then you can reenter the soil.

sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 05:08 PM
telephone poles WOW you guys are a special breed!!!

Wet_Boots
07-20-2008, 05:10 PM
If you can trust the future of your family on the quality of splices you make, then bury away. Otherwise, buy a box. Put a garden gnome on it.

Mike Leary
07-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Can't run around with every potential multi strand size. We use 16ga UF single strand. Red to reconnect all the zones and white for the common.

:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

Waterit
07-20-2008, 05:37 PM
No, you need to set up telephone poles and run your repair splice across them and then you can reenter the soil.

Whoa! You been hanging around Leary too much:laugh:

Mike Leary
07-20-2008, 06:05 PM
Whoa! You been hanging around Leary too much:laugh:

Me thinks the Texans are drinking P-70 from a...........

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-20-2008, 06:15 PM
:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall

Wet_Boots
07-20-2008, 07:15 PM
:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall:wall
You realize the poly people have no idea what you headbangers are on about.

EagleLandscape
07-20-2008, 08:01 PM
Don't listen to them. Just wirenut the wires back together, make sure the colors line up. It's adviseable to put them into a valve box, incase a future repair is needed. Leave slack in the valve box so the whole bundle can be pulled out / laid out on the soil without having to remove the box and dig up wire.

an extra 10 bucks will save you an hour a few years from now.

sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 08:03 PM
John~ Thank you your a great guy

Mike Leary
07-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Just wirenut the wires back together, make sure the colors line up.

Stupid post of the month award goes to:

EagleLandscape
07-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Stupid post of the month award goes to:

and you are?


BAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA:cool2::cool2::cool2:

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-20-2008, 08:53 PM
:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

Mike I do match the colors and the splices are boxed. Besides we have lots of single strand systems out here anyway.

ZX12R
07-20-2008, 10:02 PM
I am curious,how did you cut through the wire?

sbvfd592
07-20-2008, 10:12 PM
well i was trimming hedges and my uncle pulled it up when he was putting in his garden i never put in back in the ground