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Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123900
06/10/06 06:29 AM
06/10/06 06:29 AM
Scott35  Offline
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A new way to serve Wirenuts - Barbequed! [Linked Image]

This was found in a 4S Box, along with a few others - which disintegrated at the slightest touch!

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This was from a job done back in 2004.
As I was cleaning out a few "Archive Boxes" today, ran across this little guy.
Had to post a few Pics' of it for the gang at ECN to laugh at.

Throw Some More Wirenuts On The Grill, We Have Visitors!!!

Scott35


Scott " 35 " Thompson
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Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123901
06/10/06 10:06 AM
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Redsy  Offline
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I have seen similar results when someone used standard wirenuts to connect copper to aluminum.

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123902
06/10/06 11:14 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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Don't you have any barbequed yellow wirenuts for those of us who don't like the taste of red ones? [Linked Image]

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123903
06/10/06 01:27 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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I have seen that a few times, Actually pulled a light down in a closet once and found one glowing orange hot!

A.D

P.S Scott: in the background of the first picture.. I see something to do with a swing on a tree.. a " bashing" of sorts towards engineers... Do you have a copy of that on your computer by chance???

[This message has been edited by Rewired (edited 06-10-2006).]

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123904
06/10/06 03:44 PM
06/10/06 03:44 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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Crikey Scott,
That has got rather warm.
Just goes to show how much power dissipation there is in a poorly made connection. [Linked Image]
Paul,
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Don't you have any barbequed yellow wirenuts for those of us who don't like the taste of red ones?

A commonly heard phrase when I was growing up was:
You'll have what you're given and you'll like it too!. [Linked Image]

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123905
06/12/06 12:10 AM
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napervillesoundtech  Offline
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Go to http://www.sparky308.com/public%20files/ and download the file called "installing a PA system". It is that picture.

I remember being in an old theater once that had ceramic wirenuts. That wouldn't have happened with them. What caused this?

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123906
06/12/06 10:38 AM
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pauluk  Offline
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remember being in an old theater once that had ceramic wirenuts


Ceramic wirenuts were used in Britain years ago as well, one brand name being "Screw-Its."

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123907
06/12/06 05:42 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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Napervillesoundtech:
Thank you for the link.. My friends will get a good laugh outta that!!!

Pauluk:
"screw-its"????? NICE... wish I had a box of "those" last friday, one per work order I was given!!

A.D

Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123908
06/14/06 08:46 PM
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e57  Offline
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BTW I love that tree drawing above in pic #1.


But these are that only red things I like BBQ'ed.

[Linked Image]


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Anyone Like Barbequed Wirenuts??? #123909
06/14/06 09:53 PM
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Larry Fine  Offline
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Richmond, VA
I have a ceramic octagon box. It has brass inserts for the 8-32's.


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
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