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Old 12-02-2007, 12:57 PM   #106
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Unique problem - House main trips, but nothing else - only when dryer is on


When corrosion or rusting takes place it is usually accompanied by swelling that in turn pushes the connection apart as well as forms a non-conductive layer between wire and lug. A small amount of stretching or oozing (creeping) of metal may also occur making it impossible to undo lug nuts, etc..

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Oh, it was impossible alright. I'm 230 pounds and I was hanging off the wrench trying to get the damn thing off.
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Did ya film it? It ain't funny unless it's filmed. Well, it is a little. Cool how it heated up even though all the creepage occured and the lug was tight.

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Sadly, no. I do have pictures of the finished product on my computer at home.

I should have taken an infrared temperature of the legs before and after.
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I do have pictures of the finished product on my computer at home.
Let's see those pics!
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #111
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I'm at work now. I'll post them when I get home.

It looks just like the other pics, only without all the burned crap and corrosion.

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