9.9 Fingers wrote:
> Yeah... Practice and PATIENCE are required. A good slug of anti-ox
> conductors and a little bit of electrical silicone on the lug's
> snug it down. Wait 4,5,6 minutes while you pick up your tools,
> connections, BS with the customer,,,, whatever.
> Snug it again.... Wait some more. Check it again. Usually the
> will give you very little (or no) rotation. After that... LEAVE IT
> Obviously, a 200 amp 4/0 aluminum connector takes more effort than
> aluminum. But the "third times the charm" technique works for most
> "common" sizes. Judging just how much rotational force takes
either a LOT
> of practice or a torque wrench... (BOTH are good to have!) ;-)
The classic description of how to overcome the cold flow problem with
Now if you want to have some fun, do some work with low voltage marine
DC wiring complete with terminals, sheep dip, shrink tubing and
special crimp tools.