Originally Posted by WalkGood
I do not have any problems with DryConn wire nuts in the pic I posted for use in valve boxes. They are NOT for direct burial or continuously submerged connections. For my typical soil conditions, these nuts work fine. Direct burial waterPROOF connectors are a waste of money where not needed.
If you have valve boxes that are always full of water, then you have a leak. Or poorly chosen valve location - bad drainage, gutters dumping very near, etc. Get the water puddling issue fixed. Plan valve location better. Last resort if remediation cannot be done, then use the waterproof direct burial connectors.
My thoughts as well. I use those same black DryConns and they work well. If the box is under water, I will use DBs, but I have not had to in many years.