Sometimes, I work on panel boxes with big aluminum wires coming in. I
can get Noalox. Or, Ox-Gard, which is grey paste that retards
Is something available in a spray can, so I can apply it to live wires
from a comfortable distance?
Won't say there isn't, but not aware of it. Ask local electrical
distributor would be my suggestion for locating it if there is.
I have to question the point though--it'll only help if it's _in_ the
connection and if you're only going to spray it on the top it'll make no
difference whatever on the points at which it would matter. On the
outside of the wire and connection it's immaterial.
I have Stormin Moron blocked because if you ever examine his posts you would
The only "qualifications" he has: Pinto Wagon hoarding with busted door jambs,
useless lock sets, questionable invoices to blind/drunk senior citizens and
used A/C parts.
This has all been admitted to over the years so I question whether it is his
stupidity or a brilliant trolling exercise.
Tekkie Don't bother to thank me, I do this as a public service.
Have done off and on...that filter isn't running at the moment altho
mostly a "ignore thread" is the nearly automagic reaction...been slow
couple of days, though, hadn't been feeling real well so not doing much
He's just as bad as that flyover-state "Ohioguy" tax-avoider putz. It's too
bad we can't just put a fence around the interior of the country, starting
at 200-300 miles from the oceans/gulfs.That would get most, but not all, of
the red states securely stuffed into confinement.
What sort of panel boxes ? Are they for wiring which connects to
some sort of HVAC equipment ?
If you are an electrician then go nuts and do whatever you think you
need to do... If you are not licensed as an electrician DO NOT TOUCH
any wiring that is not feeding a piece of equipment you are qualified
to repair... You should not even be touching the wiring, only looking
it and tracing it to see where the fault is upstream so that an
can repair the fault/defect and you can put the equipment back in
after that has been done... You can warn some responsible party that
you have seen something inside the panel that needs to be addressed by
an electrician but if it is not something which is powering some
you are working on then leave it alone...
Why take on the liability of having been "the last person to touch/
on/breathe too hard on/in/near it" if you see something that looks
tell someone who is responsible for that panel... You are not there
every aspect of everything you find wrong, only those things which are
covered by your trade license and the work order/service request that
resulted in you being there...
Not a problem...
I have worked in Facilities Management for a while and have seen
really nice, honest technicians burned on this issue because they
went beyond the scope of their trade license and "fixed" something
additional for a customer on a service call...
My company had an electrician on staff at the complex so issues
that would come up like the one you described could be looked at
and a triage conducted within about 30 minutes if it was something
that looked seriously wrong...
Better to say something if you see something than act out of a
misguided "I am going to provide this customer additional service"
sort of thing and do any work beyond what you are licensed for...
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