Electrical Wiring in the Home/Moisture in underground line

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Several years ago we Installed an underground electrical line to our lampost. Recently I was walking my dog and passing over the underground line the dog jumped and I notice a little hissing where the line would be underground. A year or so ago we had workmen dig out the earth to plant some bushes. The breaker will not be activated for this particular line. How do I go about correcting what I believe is  moisture entering the underground line?  It has shorted out my basement outlets as well as the lamppost.

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Hi Alfy,

I would dig up the wire on either side of the bush. Then splice in a new wire to bypass the broken section. here is a link to an underground splice kit.

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