I have run all the 10/2 and 10/3 that I need except for two lines that need to be spliced. The rest of the lines are 14/2. I originally thought I could get the 8 runs to the Woodshop through a 2in conduit. But here you can see that with only the 10/3, and still needing 8- 14/2 wires, there was no way. I will have to go up to a 3 in conduit to avoid derating everything circuit!
Having run over a mile of cable and wire, I have installed approximately 4 splices. I am sure I will have to put in one or two more by the time I am done. I use Gardner and Bender’s Under Ground Splice Kit. It requires about two inches of clean wire, with about 1/2 of stripped wire to be in the splice block.
As this line was just 14/2, carrying just three wires; the white, black and ground, I removed the unused splice block.
Make sure to put the shrink tube on before you put the wires together, especially if they are long runs! :) I use a propane torch to shrink the tube down. The key is to take it slow, start in the middle and work all the way around the tube.
Remember start in the middle and work out!
It is finished when the glue seeps out of the end.
Check both ends!
Remember to apply heat evenly all the way around the tube, working center on out. when you see it deform…and it will! apply the heat where the tube is thinnest as this is were the area where it is not shrinking!
Thank you for reading!
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-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate