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Old 09-26-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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Splicing Wire


I'm planning to install some outdoor low voltage strip lighting under a retaining wall cap bordering my driveway. The location where the lighting will begin is about 22 feet from the garage entrance, where just inside, there is an outlet into which the transformer will be plugged. So I need to get from there to the lights, running through the base of the garage, under the turf, and then to the wall.


The picture shows a typical molded insulated thin wire with one pin plug and receiver. Is there any reason I can''t just splice in some appropriately sized wire to extend that plug to where I need it?
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The picture shows a typical molded insulated thin wire with one pin plug and receiver. Is there any reason I can''t just splice in some appropriately sized wire to extend that plug to where I need it?



sure you can,


just use the same guage wire
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The picture shows a typical molded insulated thin wire with one pin plug and receiver. Is there any reason I can''t just splice in some appropriately sized wire to extend that plug to where I need it?
While you could splice in a length of wire, it may be better if you made up an extension lead using a Plug/Socket pair and "garden" cable suitable for running "under the turf" as you propose.

(I realise that there may be a problem fitting the Plug and Socket to a more heavily insulated "Garden" cable and appropriate "tails" of a lighter cable may be needed. However, that would avoid "butchering" the original cables.

In either case, soldering will be required and appropriately sized "heat shrink" tubing should be used.)
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