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Old 06-27-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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Shorted Wire Fixed

Found a shorted wire when fixing the Intellipower Wire problem. Here is the fix.

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Old 06-27-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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Your website is too cool. I wish I had your creativity (and time to work on my '73!) Keep posting.


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Old 06-27-2005, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thank you. My wife and I had a goal to document as much as we could to help anybody else working on the same problems we are.

It does take a lot of time to take the pictures and format for the web but it is fun. And I am glad that it is helping some folks.
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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Sometimes I'll finish this up with a piece of shrink tube that will cover the whole connection from wire to wire. This is especially beneficial where moisture could be an issue. Just a thought!
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Talking Die electric grease!

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Sometimes, when moisture can be a problem, a little die-electric grease can go a long way. I simply dab a little in each end of the splice connector. This can provide a little “extra” life to the spliced joint.



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Old 06-28-2005, 09:28 AM   #6
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2 very good suggestions - grease & heatshrink. Obviously I missed that part as you can see in my photos. The dielectric grease is the same type that would be used to conjoin dissimilar metals as would be the case of a house with aluminum wiring. I had a house like that and had to hook up a stove. I used the grease to hook up the aluminum house wire into the plug block for the stove.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #7
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I would like to pass on some information on "Dielectric grease".

Dielectric - A nonconductor of electricity, especially a substance with electrical conductivity of less than a millionth (10-6) of a siemens.

Dielectric grease is a non-conducting grease and is used for various water proofing situations, check out the link for instance.
http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/me...&Category_Code= [moderator edit - after 4 years this link no longer works. check out this alternative for description -- http://www.etrailer.com/p-11755.htm ]

Conductive grease used for aluminum wiring is a different material.
such as Burndy Penetrox-A is used for aluminum wires and is a conducting grease.
check out this link forsome info on these products.
http://www.tessco.com/products/displ...&subgroupId=65

I know that term "dielectric grease" has been used as a generic term but don't mix up the use of this item, you may regret your choice.
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