Anti-corrosion on wire connections

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mikegbuff, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. mikegbuff

    mikegbuff LawnSite Member
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    What type of anti-corrosion do you guys use on wire connectors?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use air. Widely available, and the price is right.

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  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you mean what type of dry splice connectors, I usually use Wade or 3M.
     
  4. mikegbuff

    mikegbuff LawnSite Member
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    Just curious if anyone used any paste inside the connectors...I have seen some used inside alarm wiring connectors.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  6. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    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?
     
  7. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    If silicone is indeed what he is referring to,,, is there any other (correct) way to do it?
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    King nuts brotha
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    And you are?????
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    like he said - King Nut :)
     

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