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kemerick 02-12-2009 07:08 PM

burnt wire connector...
 
I have a 6 year old jacuzzi that has worked great up until now. I live in Southern California so it has been wet here recently. The wire connector got fried I assume due to a short making it too hot?

The wire connector is in a mostly aluminum sealed box. The wires are coming from the GFCI box 10 feet away through conduit.

The wires have not been touched in years and the GFCI it is plugged into looks fine including its wires.

http://www.emerickdesigns.com/jacuzzi.jpg

Speedy Petey 02-12-2009 07:11 PM

Simply a poor connection that finally failed.

Sucks because that terminal strip should be replaced. I mean as opposed to simply splicing the wire.

kemerick 02-12-2009 07:15 PM

Cool, I will replace the connector. Thanks for your time Petey.

220/221 02-12-2009 07:48 PM

Quote:

The wire connector got fried I assume due to a short making it too hot?

Not a short circuit, simply piss poor design. :jester:

Tiny little terminals for big fat wire. I have seen it many, many times. How are you suppose to tighten those things down properly?

This is my biggest peeve. Freaking engineers/designers getting paid real money and they can't even figure out that you need a decent lug on their equipment.

jbfan 02-12-2009 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 220/221 (Post 229499)
Not a short circuit, simply piss poor design. :jester:

Tiny little terminals for big fat wire. I have seen it many, many times. How are you suppose to tighten those things down properly?

This is my biggest peeve. Freaking engineers/designers getting paid real money and they can't even figure out that you need a decent lug on their equipment.

Isn't that the truth. When you find a screwdriver to fit, you are almost afraid to tighten it down for fear of breaking the screwdriver!:whistling2:


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