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mikegbuff
03-13-2009, 07:26 PM
What type of anti-corrosion do you guys use on wire connectors?
Thanks.

Wet_Boots
03-13-2009, 07:42 PM
I use air. Widely available, and the price is right.

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Sprinkus
03-13-2009, 07:52 PM
What type of anti-corrosion do you guys use on wire connectors?
Thanks.

If you mean what type of dry splice connectors, I usually use Wade or 3M.

mikegbuff
03-13-2009, 07:55 PM
Just curious if anyone used any paste inside the connectors...I have seen some used inside alarm wiring connectors.

Wet_Boots
03-13-2009, 08:01 PM
Alarms might involve lower levels of current. Not aluminum wiring, I'd think, which is the one application where I'd want some anti-corrosion applied.

Sprinkus
03-13-2009, 08:11 PM
Just curious if anyone used any paste inside the connectors...I have seen some used inside alarm wiring connectors.

I've seen glue, bubble gum, caulk, and Spears blue dri-splice sealant in wire nuts, which have all failed and allowed moisture in causing corrosion.
The paste you are referring to may be silicone sealant. Is it white in color?

hoskm01
03-13-2009, 08:49 PM
If silicone is indeed what he is referring to,,, is there any other (correct) way to do it?

CAPT Stream Rotar
03-13-2009, 09:04 PM
King nuts brotha

Mike Leary
03-13-2009, 09:06 PM
King nuts brotha

And you are?????

Wet_Boots
03-13-2009, 09:12 PM
And you are?????like he said - King Nut :)

mikegbuff
03-13-2009, 09:12 PM
I've seen glue, bubble gum, caulk, and Spears blue dri-splice sealant in wire nuts, which have all failed and allowed moisture in causing corrosion.
The paste you are referring to may be silicone sealant. Is it white in color?

It is a light green color.

Sprinkus
03-13-2009, 10:43 PM
It is a light green color.

It could be that stuff that my Mom makes at Christmas, I think it's called Ambrosia (http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1943,154183-226206,00.html).

AI Inc
03-14-2009, 08:19 AM
Regular wire nuts shoved into generic $.50 gresse packs.

got-h2o
03-16-2009, 01:39 AM
Kings for me too. Handy for fixing light pole feeds, trailer wiring, etc too :rolleyes:

DanaMac
03-16-2009, 02:27 PM
I bought two canisters of these last week.

King nuts (http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/61146-Black-White-Outdoor-Irrigation-Water-Proof-p/61146.htm)

Mike Leary
03-16-2009, 02:50 PM
I've always used King products and like them for applications such as valve solenoids. However, for something permanent, wire splices & two-wire, get the 3M DBY treatment.

Kiril
03-16-2009, 03:22 PM
I use these for everything except common connections.

http://store.paigewire.com/images/specpics/316ir.jpg

northland 1
03-16-2009, 08:49 PM
blazing saddles make a great wire connector called bvs1.

Mike Leary
03-16-2009, 09:11 PM
I use these for everything except common connections.


Pics?:laugh:

djt22
03-16-2009, 09:18 PM
Anyone ever see the old....lets use the extra pgp nozzles as wire nuts?

ARGOS
03-16-2009, 09:34 PM
Anyone ever see the old....lets use the extra pgp nozzles as wire nuts?

Great idea I have some laying around. Great money saver. I'll wrap them with duct tape for extra protection.

:::where did I leave my five gallon bucket:::