An Early Warning

Originally Posted By: Scott Wilson
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Here’s an example of something that could have been spotted–without touching it–from the moment it was put in. When corrected, it would have prevented this damage. Do you see the super easy way to spot this?


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Originally Posted By: Vince Santos
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Some of the conductor grease stuff?



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Originally Posted By: jpope
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Vince Santos wrote:
Some of the conductor grease stuff?
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You mean antioxidant? These don't appear to be aluminum.

Okay, I give up. What is it


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Aluminum lugs on a copper buss?



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Originally Posted By: Randy Flockton
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The lugs are loose from the buss? Poor connection between the lugs & buss? Or possibly the conductors are too small for the lugs…


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Originally Posted By: Scott Wilson
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These are copper conductors, the lugs are aluminum, and the bus is copper. This is fine, and really doesn’t require anti-oxidant compound.


The connection on the left is OK, the one in the center was never tightened correctly, and the one on the right has the same malady, but is also is loose from the bus.

If you'll look, though, at the depth to which the "screws" on the lugs are driven, you'll see they're entirely different.
It's amazing how many times you run into this!! Although you can't tell if a connection is "right", you can be sure that it's "wrong" when you find them like this.

(The one on the right slid right out with just a very slight tug) ![icon_surprised.gif](upload://57CELbNgOav4I8DdysEp4jSUiyx.gif)