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Sometimes you can just turn off the power and cut out the bad spot and strip back the outer casing, match the colors and wire nut it back together. You need to be careful so that the new connection is not accessable to the bad weather. If you cannot protect the wire from the wet weather you should just replace the wire by running new.

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