New a/c cord install

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by Orchid, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I trashed them. I was rewiring anyway.
     
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    I never got why the wireing was never soldered together as it bounces around a lot. That being said , I used wire nuts even though I have a portable soldering gun. Lol
     
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    What did you replace it with?
     
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    Tight wire nuts and electrical tape.
     
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    Just wondering as I need to look at mine too. Never soldered before. I suppose one can get a cheapy one at HF and do. Need to go to a PUP maintenance workshop.
     
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    I have a soldering tool, but I have never used it on wires before, so wouldn't have wanted for this to be my first time. It was very cheap, at HF. I figured if just the wire nuts lasted 20 years, better wire nuts, with tape, will last another 20. None of the other wires in there were loose, and they all just had wire nuts. No tape on them either.
     
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    If you want to do soldering of wires it takes a bit of practice. A butane soldering iron works well. Not that expansive
     
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    That's what I figured. I've never even heard of soldering wires together like that. Mine are good and tight and not opening back up that converter. :p
     
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    I used to and still somewhat do model trains as a hobby. Yes trains. I remembered the old stuff my family put out at Christmas each year and then found them and decided to fix them. So that's how I learned a bit about low voltage wireing.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Wow, I love that!! I'm a crazy Christmas person. My home starts transforming right after Halloween. I have fall and Thanksgiving stuff mixed in, until that passes. We've never had a good Christmas train. We had a really cheap one for a few years, that one of my sons won at a school Christmas party. It fell apart.

    I've always had my eye on a Disney monorail to go around our tree, but have never pulled the trigger and bought one. If family trains existed, I would have them and have fixed them just as you did! How cool!

    I think the a/c wires were loose due to pulling and moving around of the cord constantly, since they were the only ones loose. There was a clamp holding the cord tightly where it enters the converter, but couldn't think of any other explanation.
     
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    Great job Orchid! ..and it is wonderful that insurance is paying for your surgery.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Thank you! Can't wait to meet you and your family at the December rally! Since this is a go ... finally ... I should have at least one new knee by then as well. I'll show you the best shark tooth hunting spots. I had reserved an accessible site just in case, but I should be walking without too much pain by that time.
     
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