Voltage drop in underground cable

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  1. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    We used to fix Gophers with a .410 Shotgun or .22 rifle, works good and last a long time.

    Preventative Maintenance is a good thing.
     
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Good Deal.

    I hope you sealed the splice properly.

    Did it kill the gopher ?

    I bet probably not, Gophers do not go by the NEC rules.
     
  3. BobL43

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    As long as the gopher did not test the wiring with a light bulb before chewing on the wire, he should be OK. If he used a bulb, then who knows? We have lots of Moles here on Long Island
     
  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Can Moles See ?

    LOL.

    If there was a Lightbulb in the circuit it could have limited the current to 1 amp instead of the 20 amps from the breaker.

    Gophers and Moles like Lightbulbs for a Zap protector.

    Moles cant see Light, Or can they ?
     
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    Good thing they can't see us. They might think we are ugly like we think they are
     
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    I hope your kid does not dig in gopher holes with garden tools and hammers like mine. Your next dead gopher may have tennis shoes on and a tee shirt.
     
  7. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    I guess that is were the old Tonka Toys should be buried.
     
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