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Old 03-29-2007, 05:28 AM   #1
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I am wiring up my ranco temperature control units for my HERMS from hell... and I am finding that the wires don't stay as snug as I want. It seems that a wire is always coming loose. I anit no electrition so I need some help.

Any advice? I am using 14 gage wire, and just twisting the wire and tightening them in the unit. How should I do it?

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Old 03-29-2007, 05:37 AM   #2
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Seems to me that what you're doing should work just fine. You might try tinning the ends with some solder. That's how I usually do it.

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Old 03-29-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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Thanks I try that.

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Seems to me that what you're doing should work just fine. You might try tinning the ends with some solder. That's how I usually do it.
That is exactly what I ended up doing - just enough to hold the strands together.
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Crimp on a ring or spade terminal.

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Crimp on a ring or spade terminal.

Ding Ding Ding! we have a winner! that's what I would do.
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Ding Ding Ding! we have a winner! that's what I would do.
Ditto on the dings.
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Crimp on a ring or spade terminal.
I would have done that, but I didn't have any with me - and I did have solder and an iron! As long as they are secure, you're OK - Things are tight in there, wouldn't take much for a short to occur.
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I am going to be running one of these 240 V. I haven't sat down to figure out how yet, but that is the plan. They are made to work with both.

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I am going to be running one of these 240 V. I haven't sat down to figure out how yet, but that is the plan. They are made to work with both.
Sure, they could do 240 - but they only switch one side (I believe) - one side would always be "hot".
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