Lay the tracer wire along the pipe you wish to mark. If you are connecting to an existing wire, align the two wire ends together and tie a knot. Use the direct bury wire nuts to twist the two stripped wire ends together.
Tape the wire every 5 feet to the pipe with the electrical tape. Take care not to damage the wire or insulated cover.
Run the wire to the end of the pipe above finished grade and cut. If you are connecting to a gas line, it will terminate at the gas meter. About 12 inches of wire should remain above final grade coiled neatly. If you are marking a water line the tracer wire will end where the water main enters the home.
Things You Will Need
- 14 gauge insulated copper clad steel wire
- Direct bury wire nuts
- Electric tape
- If you need to create a "T" connection to an existing tracer wire underground use a direct bury lug for this purpose.