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Old 09-08-2013, 06:13 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by rumrunner View Post
Lewster may chime in here but I know he has recommended never using soldered connections. Leaves a rigid point in the flexible stranded wire as a stress point. I have used ashesive filled shrink type crimp connectors with an overlay of adhesive filled shrink tubing (I am a chronic overbuilder) and have never had a repeat failure or water intrusion on any of my rv's
I agree....should've been more clear. I found some butt connectors which have solder built into them. When you heat them to melt the waterfroofing glue, the solder melts as well. So you have a ridged butt connector protecting and preventing the flexing of the solder joint.


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Old 09-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #16
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I like to use the connectors that look like wire nuts, but you crimp them on over the twisted wires. If the connection will be exposed to the elements, I then fill the open end of the connector, where the wires go in, with silicone.

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