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Old 09-03-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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I was checking the disco for the condenser the other day, noticed that due to the humidity this year here in Il, that the ground & screws on the clamps for the wiring were starting to show corrosion & the ground was starting to patina. I have a di-electric Silicone (Liquid Wrench) spray that I use for stuff, would it work for spraying on the contact surfaces for the pull-out, and the grounds, and other clamping surfaces?

I know that we used to use the Red grease on battery terminals and a spray in the Navy to help protect, wiring in box that were in areas that would be susceptible for sea spray.

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Some of the A/C disconnect switch I have see they get corroded pretty fast and what I do many time is get the nonlox { anti corrosion for alum } and smear on the screw and the conductor itself and also I drill out a small hole bottom of the disconnect switch so the condestion can drain out without any diffuctally.

Some of the cheap A/C pullout's are pretty cheap and they don't really last long I have one not too long ago replace it was only for 1.5 years { northen France } thanks to the salt water moisture and get the plastique verison and that slove it.

I am sure couple other guys will comment almost simauir as I speak but there were few good one that last many years as well.

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I was wondering about the nolox, when I installed it last year, but never did. Even when I replaced the GFCI on the side of the garage, no less than six months after I had installed it, the screws looked like we were next to the ocean, and the ground was so patina, that I thought it had been exposed to the air for a couple of decades.

I can never remember equipment so poorly made as it is now, when it comes to disco's and wiring. I know it is about keeping costs down, but do they realize, that cutting corners causes danger of life and property, especially when it comes to electrical equipment. I was thinking about just redoing the disco, and put a Junction box just inside the basement, and run UF through the wall for that short distance, due to it would stand up probably better, than the 10/2 NM, and not have to spray anything to protect the wiring. I may go and get some nolox next week, since U.S. Electric, which is a local electrical supplier is not that far from our house.
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I prefer to use Ilsco's De-OX. It resembles grease, and is not as gooey as the gray No-Al-OX stuff made by Ideal.




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I prefer to use Ilsco's De-OX. It resembles grease, and is not as gooey as the gray No-Al-OX stuff made by Ideal.


I use the same brand.
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Thank you guys. I am probably going to change out that disco next year, but I may get the De-Ox, to protect the stuff now, especially with that I spent enough so that the wife could have Central Air, and she is not happy if it does not work.
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I use the same brand.
Readily available at E.D. Supply
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Too far, but I should be able to get it at the place down the street that is a whole seller also.
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Yep. The Easton branch is 3 blocks from my house.
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Yep. The Easton branch is 3 blocks from my house.
So I guess the Walmart and Quiznos are 3 blocks also? How about a Sonic chili dog?

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