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Old 06-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #11
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You will find some wiring technicians will use electrical tape around the twist on caps to help seal up the open access to wires especially in bath rooms and other steamy places... Positioning them not to capture water is a great idea...

Of course they also make weather proof type twist-on connectors as well...


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Old 08-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #12
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I too had the wire nuts in the wrong direction. I simply turned them over. How hard would this be to do properly at the factory?
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I pick up my 298 Eagle tommarow and this among other things ( AC bolts) I have learned from this forum will be one of the things I take a look at.
Seems to me that a they should use a weather proof box.
Even if you turn the wire nuts facing up the amount of moisture getting in the box will still cause the copper wire to oxidize.
5 bucks for weather proof box and connectors would be an easy fix.
I guess they have to draw the line some where to keep cost down.
Something else I would suggest is some anti oxident paste.Lowes has it in inexpensive small tubes,just take each nut off and squirt a little in and replace.
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You will find some wiring technicians will use electrical tape around the twist on caps to help seal up the open access to wires especially in bath rooms and other steamy places... Positioning them not to capture water is a great idea...

Of course they also make weather proof type twist-on connectors as well...


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Thanks also for this tip! I did not know they made these. I'm one of those guys that uses electrical tape stretched around the wire nuts and scraping my knuckles on the sharp electrical box edge
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