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#128443 - 03/12/03 09:30 AM Splicing Underground
BoroughEE Offline
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I have a project that involves a parking lot remodel. In this project some but not all the lights will be moved. They are fed thru buried conduit. Since the entire conduit will not be exposed we will need to splice at some point or points not necessarly at the new locations. What is the best way to do this? The lot is and will be paved.

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#128444 - 03/12/03 07:45 PM Re: Splicing Underground
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What I would do is;

Cut the conduit where you need to tap it. Pull the old wire back to the nearest pole. Extend the conduit to the new poles and pull new wire.

Make sure you aren't overloading the circuit with the additional load.

FWIW
GJ

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#128445 - 03/12/03 08:02 PM Re: Splicing Underground
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One method is stubbing raceways into concerts boxes with “traffic-rated” lids http://www.christyconcrete.com/elec_com_boxes.html Splices need to be intended for water submersion, for they will likely be periodically flooded.

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#128446 - 03/14/03 08:15 PM Re: Splicing Underground
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I like both suggestions here.

Either pull out conductors, extend conduit, then re-pull conductors,

or

Use the Traffic Rated Junction Handhole Boxes.

Either method will work, as long as it's done properly! (not being a smart a@*, just making a point).

Scott35 S.E.T.

BTW: Did anyone like the Delta stuff which was recently posted?
Any suggestions or contribuitions for more materials to add?

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