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BurbMan

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Posted: 11/11/20 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's an area susceptible to damage, you may want to use a whip like this to run between the new splice junction box and the junction box that connects to the shore cord. Note that this is set up for 220v with black/red/green, but the wiring is the same and can easily be used for 120v by placing some white tape on either end of the red wire to mark it as the neutral.

Yes, wirenuts are fine as long as the cables are clamped where they enter the junction box and the box cover is installed.

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Posted: 11/11/20 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:

I love silicone self fusing tape
I have been using the 3M brand
I always use it on connections I don't want to re-visit
Will try the F2t tape next time I order some
I wrap new cable ends with it, to seal them, better protection than shrink tubing


Nice some understand the usefulness of these products.

I had an overhead feeder line get chaffed that fed power to an out building. It caused weird electrical issues when it rained. I turned off the power, re attached the support that kept the feeder off the roof and proceeded to properly wrap the chaffed line. Worked GREAT!

Now all you splice fans should I have chopped apart a perfectly good wire and set a couple junction boxes with new cable in-between?????????

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Posted: 11/11/20 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There exists SPIRAL WRAP to serve as exactly that, cool around the vulnerable area. The cheap Chinese plastic stuff works OK for cosmetic effect while more expensive Nylon wrap protects against physical bumps, scrapes and cuts.

Butt connectors are available with built-in shrink tubing or a person can stick with a Snuffy Smith Special.

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Posted: 11/11/20 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

There exists SPIRAL WRAP to serve as exactly that, cool around the vulnerable area. The cheap Chinese plastic stuff works OK for cosmetic effect while more expensive Nylon wrap protects against physical bumps, scrapes and cuts.

Butt connectors are available with built-in shrink tubing or a person can stick with a Snuffy Smith Special.


I especially like the marine ones that have some kind of a heat/melt glue in them also.
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Posted: 11/11/20 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The solder seal type heat shrink tubing has a lead bismuth alloy which melts somewhere in the 300°F range. Mostly for use with a heat gun but a butane lighter will do. Crimp then solder shrink and seal in one motion. The nylon version of black spiral wrap is incredibly durable. I've wrapped arc welding cable and MIG stinger leads with it and the cords remain undamaged laying on a shop floor. I like stuff that lasts. The capacity test of the 31XT Lifeline is underway. It was first charged for 6 hours at 14.40 volts @ 15c

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Posted: 11/11/20 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HMMMM

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Here is my response [emoticon]

I appreciate everyone's feedback and discussions (arguments) about which is the best way. I've determined from the discussions that the right way is whatever floats my boat as long as the copper is not damaged. For now it is going to get wrapped and down the line maybe it will get replaced with a jbox. However, I'm 95% leaning towards building out a skoolie in the near future so that will end the need for jbox or tape



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Posted: 11/12/20 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP good call.

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