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    Electrical Fault locator

    Lana537's post about a GFI breaker getting damp prompted me to hope someone here on the forum can help.

    The 220v underground wire to my well pump has a poorly made splice. Replacing the wire without that splice is not an option.....it has to be redone. Even though it's buried about two feet, when the ground gets wet enough, it trips the GFI breaker.

    I am almost positive I have seen a locating device that will detect that fault in the wire. (I know where it is plus or minus 5 feet but the soil is incredibly difficult and I want to dig one hole directly to the splice). I can't find an electrician locally that has that locator. Does anyone know what type of trade might have that item as a standard piece of equipment and would come out and locate the splice for me?
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    Re: Electrical Fault locator

    How about the local power company or utility service locating company?
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    Re: Electrical Fault locator

    DOH!! I'll call them Tuesday. Good idea, Woody. (I'm pretty sure I was about to think of that!! )
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    Re: Electrical Fault locator

    I was one cup of coffee ahead of you!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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