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Waterproof Inground Wire Connections

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by klkanders, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 848

    Besides spider splices and hub method what is everyone using for a waterproof wire connection? Thanks!
  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    solder dip then grease tubes. Orange ones and black ones depending on size and number of wires.

    solder... pop the tubes open... insert wires til they bottom out then snap it shut. Very simple.

    I do really preffer the spider splices altho I wish they were a bit larger.
  3. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    If you want a truly water tight connection, try the 3M resin packs. I have never had a problem with them and I have even kept connections in the water at my place for years.
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    i will try thoes for water aplications. I have done 1 underwater light and the lead was plenty long enough to make the connection 10 ft from the fountain.

    Do you use the resin packs for all your connections? Solder then resin pack ?

    If you could show a picture That would be great. The grease tubes get hard to put back in spider splices. I know the wirenuts are good that come with them but I still like more protection

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