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Spider splice at box????

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Bad Influence, May 29, 2008.

  1. Bad Influence

    Bad Influence LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm having trouble properly fitting four different lines into the COM at the box. Can I spider them into two different sets. Will it damage or hurt light performance.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,186

    I have done it and it is fine. I will usually run two 10s to the 12s, but honestly you could probably just use 12 since you are only pushing it a couple of inches. Just do the same volt testing at the hub and correct accordingly.
     
  3. steveparrott

    steveparrott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,276

    Could you be more specific about the products and wiring configuration you're using?
     
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Since your reffering to spider splice I will assume your using CAST lighting and thier transformer. You should be able to fit your 4 runs in a single common tap so long as you do not overload the commons 25a capacity.

    Try stripping a bit more off your wires and twisting them up tight. Its a tight fit but it should go in. I have done it many times.

    Cast also offers a lug (cant think of what they call it) but its a large rubber coated part with some xl allen head set screws which will allow you to place 2 numb 10 wires off the common into one end of the lug and all of your runs in the other end of the lug. I have never needed it on a common tho with only 4 runs of wire.
     

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