The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Industrail Control Panel bonding per 409.108
by sparkyinak
Yesterday at 06:29 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
12/07/16 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 10
sparkyinak 9
Texas_Ranger 8
Potseal 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 78 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#210072 - 05/25/13 09:23 AM Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this...
sparkyinak Offline
Member

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1297
Loc: Alaska
_________________________
"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#210073 - 05/25/13 10:42 AM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
gfretwell Offline

Member

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9045
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
We had silver paint at IBM 50 years ago. There is nothing new there. I would question how much current it will carry tho. We only used it to repair CCROS cards. (Printed circuits on a paper IBM card used as ROM)
It was milliamps if not micro amps.

I doubt this will ever be a practical way to run line voltage and low voltage would require a lot of current.
_________________________
Greg Fretwell

Top
#210074 - 05/25/13 11:17 AM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
twh Offline
Member

Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 898
Loc: Regina, Sask.
When you draw your plug on the wall, do you need to draw a cover, too?

Top
#210083 - 05/25/13 07:07 PM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: gfretwell]
sparkyinak Offline
Member

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1297
Loc: Alaska
Agreed. There's no practical application for it in our realm. Just thought it be a chuckle to share
_________________________
"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

Top
#210086 - 05/26/13 02:42 AM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
geoff in UK Offline
Member

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 172
Loc: UK
Used to be able to buy something like this to repair damage to printed-on elements of car rear window heaters. If it worked, (I never tried it), it must have taken several amps.

Top
#210092 - 05/26/13 12:11 PM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
renosteinke Offline
Cat Servant
Member

Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I see nothing revolutionary ... painters have been trying to do electrical work for ages. laugh

On a more serious note, I can see something like this being used- either for static control, or even to create equipotential planes.


Edited by renosteinke (05/26/13 12:12 PM)

Top
#210095 - 05/26/13 04:46 PM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
NJwirenut Offline
Member

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
This stuff has been around for ages as "silver print", used for repairing damaged PC board traces, old time alarm window foil, etc. Also as mentioned a repair material for auto defroster grids.

http://www.chemtronics.com/products/product.asp?r=1&m=2&id=7

Top
#210097 - 05/27/13 08:00 AM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
jdevlin Offline
Member

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 402
Loc: welland ontario canada
I question the statement that it can used on metal. How would that make a circuit. The entire metal plate would short everything out. It would need a coating of sort not bare metal.

Top
#210100 - 05/27/13 11:13 AM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: sparkyinak]
Alan Belson Offline
Member

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
..the consistency of Marmite..

'Marmite' is a brand of ..er.. sandwich spread [?], made from hydrolysed yeast- a by product of brewing beer. Very high vitamin B content. Powerful stuff, very salty and an aquired British taste, although half the pop. can't stand it! Also sold in New Zealand and OZ as a slightly different formula.
_________________________
Wood work but can't!

Top
#210108 - 05/28/13 11:15 AM Re: Liquid wire: The NEC will have fun with this... [Re: Alan Belson]
Texas_Ranger Offline
Member

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2343
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Isn't it also similar to Japanese miso?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals