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irrig8r
07-22-2008, 11:20 PM
The newest batch of black-gray Dry Conn connectors I've purchased have a clear grease/ sealant in place of the white stuff. Was the old stuff a lithium grease/ The website doesn't note any change, bur does seem to indicate all their connectors have a silicone sealant in their specs.

http://www.kinginnovation.com/pdfs/50100-23-DryConnBlackGray.pdf

The clear gel/ grease seems a lot stickier... just seems odd to me they don't mention the change. Maybe my distributor was just working through old stock and they made the change a while back?

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-22-2008, 11:32 PM
The newest batch of black-gray Dry Conn connectors I've purchased have a clear grease/ sealant in place of the white stuff. Was the old stuff a lithium grease/ The website doesn't note any change, bur does seem to indicate all their connectors have a silicone sealant in their specs.

http://www.kinginnovation.com/pdfs/50100-23-DryConnBlackGray.pdf

The clear gel/ grease seems a lot stickier... just seems odd to me they don't mention the change. Maybe my distributor was just working through old stock and they made the change a while back?

What a coincidence. Henry at 9:20 am this morning mentioned that the sealant in KING splices had changed to clear from the white. Exactly 12 hours later you mentioned the same thing. I'm having a TWILIGHT ZONE moment.

Mike Leary
07-22-2008, 11:41 PM
sealant in KING splices had changed to clear from the white. Exactly 12 hours later you mentioned the same thing. I'm having a TWILIGHT ZONE moment.

So am I; in taking apart too many W=M solenoids, I've noticed the King
"blue" white sealant has hardened.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-22-2008, 11:43 PM
I guess I use DRY_CONS. Always thought they were kings. We use black and whites and black and grey. We've had a lot of trouble with those blue splices and grey splices.

irrig8r
07-23-2008, 01:54 AM
I've seen a lot of the blues crack and split when exposed to the sun (A/S valve installs, including the ones in my front yard), and when used with lighting, I've seen a lot of the white goop dried and hardened.

AI Inc
07-23-2008, 07:18 AM
Im old school here, still use wire nuts and greese packs. I like the mark up for greese packs.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-23-2008, 07:27 AM
I've seen a lot of the blues crack and split when exposed to the sun (A/S valve installs, including the ones in my front yard), and when used with lighting, I've seen a lot of the white goop dried and hardened.

According to a seminar I went to for a fling with Cast Lighting lighting connections should be soldered. Ran into a tape job on a valve in which the tech soldered his wires before taping. I'd consider that a better splice job than any waterproof connector.

irrig8r
07-23-2008, 11:12 AM
Actually, for lighting, my fave connector is Nightscaping's Ace: brass cylindrical lug, hex retainer screws and shrink tube.

http://www.nightscaping.com/images/accessories/ace_connector.jpg


Vista ships their fixtures with DryConns. FX suggests a baggie filled with their "splice gel" that looks something like Liquid Nails.

irrig8r
07-23-2008, 11:26 AM
http://www.nightscaping.com/instructions/misc/ace_connection_inst.pdf