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Old 09-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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Wire nut grease capsules

Anybody got an online hook-up for these grease capsules? They have got to be cheap in large quantities some where. Cheapest I can find is .65 a piece.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:47 PM
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Anybody got an online hook-up for these grease capsules? They have got to be cheap in large quantities some where. Cheapest I can find is .65 a piece.
Seems to me this would be the one thing that you would not want to cheap out on! We just buy ours from Ewing.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:58 PM
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Seems to me this would be the one thing that you would not want to cheap out on! We just buy ours from Ewing.
How much do you pay at Ewing?
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:59 PM
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What brand and model number? There are about a dozen different waterproof splices on the market!
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:11 PM
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What brand and model number? There are about a dozen different waterproof splices on the market!
Something like this.

http://www.amazon.com/Orbit-Sprinkle...5782547&sr=8-1

This is the sort of thing you get f#$%ed on by John Deere and Ewing. I am sure there is an online wholesaler somewhere that would sell these things in quantities very cheap.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:14 PM
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If you buy a case of 100 packs (2 splices per pack) from Ewing you can get them for $1.00 per pack. So that's essentially $.50 per splice. And that's for the good 3M DBY splices. Not some cheap $hit Orbit stuff that's made in China.


http://www.ewing1.com/product/p17/ews_17000285.htm
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:24 PM
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If you buy a case of 100 packs (2 splices per pack) from Ewing you can get them for $1.00 per pack. So that's essentially $.50 per splice. And that's for the good 3M DBY splices. Not some cheap $hit Orbit stuff that's made in China.


http://www.ewing1.com/product/p17/ews_17000285.htm
You would think a huge electrical wholesaler would have a deal on these. I have googled for about an hour and really have not come up with anything. .50 isn't a bad price.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:28 PM
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Given how crappy solenoids are these days, I'll use the King "Blues" for valve boxes and DBYs for permanent connections.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:32 PM
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Given how crappy solenoids are these days, I'll use the King "Blues" for valve boxes and DBYs for permanent connections.
My only issue with the King wire nuts is that I've found too many of them on jobs that have pulled apart. I like something like the DBR or the Spears Dri-Splice
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:32 PM
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Given how crappy solenoids are these days, I'll use the King "Blues" for valve boxes and DBYs for permanent connections.
I am about to give up on King blacks and blues. I was looking at some blues yesterday and they were dried up and already corroding. I think they were replaced a year or two ago... max 5 years.

We just finished repair work at really well designed and installed commercial system(brass rb valves) and those dby connections were in the same condition as when they were put in 20 years ago.

I am thinking about switching to all dbys if I can get the price to where it needs to be.
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