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#104770 - 10/31/03 01:44 PM The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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[Linked Image]

The shiny stuff is the slick outer covering of the wires burning --- v e r y s l o w l y ! ! in a M a r r i o t H o t e l in M e x i c o C i t y!!


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#104771 - 10/31/03 02:56 PM Re: The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
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what happened? overload or loose connection?


#104772 - 10/31/03 03:12 PM Re: The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
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My guess is improper torque at installation. [Linked Image]


#104773 - 10/31/03 11:28 PM Re: The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
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"The end of the road, there aint more threads"? Was the wire too small for the connector, did the "electrician" tighten the connector untill it stopped, leaving the wire somewhat looses in the connector?


#104774 - 11/01/03 08:49 PM Re: The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
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They squeezed the wires so tight that it caused an electrical bottleneck.


#104775 - 11/03/03 11:28 AM Re: The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
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How come all three lugs are not the same color? Shouldn't they all be black? Mine are always black... after awhile [Linked Image]. He probably did not cut off enough strands on C phase. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Pierre


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#104776 - 11/03/03 01:50 PM Re: The End Of The Road, There Ain't No More Threads!  
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PC .... That's it, I wasn't sure about that phase! Thanks for solving the puzzle! I always thought they were "polishing" the lug to sort of keep them clean.
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