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    Proper method to splice bonding wire?

    I am going to relocate my pool filter and pump to another area farther away from the pool. Is there a proper way to splice and extend the 6 ga. bonding wire that attaches to the pump? I was considering a split bolt splice.

    Thanks.
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    It's supposed to be a continuous wire with no splicing allowed. I can't see a "good" splice being too big a problem though. I'd use a split-bolt or bonding clamp and then seal the whole thing in liquid electrical tape, or use an underground splice for conductors that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot etc..
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    Yes, as John said, most importantly, seal it well from the elements, you don't want your wire to oxidize at the joint since this will be the point of failure.

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    Thanks much for the information. I will find the liquid electrical tape and use it to seal everything.
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    You can also get a piece of pvc pipe and split it length ways and fill the halves with some good silicone and put the halves back together over the splice and tie them together, this works good also.
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    Woudn't hurt to solder the splice either. You can also slide some pipe or plastic tubing on the wire before you join them, make the splice, slide the tubing over it, and then pump it full of silcone caulk.

    Just a couple more options.

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    Another option may be to se heat shrink tubing over the soldered splice, then a dab of silicone on eaither end for that added measure. The heat shrink tubing should push any air and moisture out of the area.
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