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Old 02-05-2014, 06:22 PM
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what "grease can I use, I have an extension cord that spends time outside , two connected together actually , ground prong of one plug rusted in the receptacle of the otehr - how to prevent - any grease to use?
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1, Buy a cord rated for exterior use.

2, Apply a silicon electrode grease to prongs and face of both male and female molded plug faces. wrap it all in a vulcanizing rubber tape.
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Dielectric silicone grease may help along with sealing your connections to the extension cord with electrical tape.
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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Dielectric silicone grease may help along with sealing your connections to the extension cord with electrical tape.
Just the grease will stop the problem.
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Try no lux it is an inhibitor for aluminum cables and corrosion.
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^^ Don't you mean "No-Ox"?^^
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Dioelectric grease is what you want to use.

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corrosion X....works for just about everything.
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Originally Posted by Mist-Rest View Post
^^ Don't you mean "No-Ox"?^^
He's hooked on phonics.

It's Noalox, by Ideal.
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
He's hooked on phonics.

It's Noalox, by Ideal.
Thanks cant spell for shit LOL
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Install a weather proof box. The grease is usefull too but keeping water off the connection is important. This is a RedDot brand unit. There are other brands and for shelterred areas you can get them with clear covers if you want.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post


Install a weather proof box. The grease is usefull too but keeping water off the connection is important. This is a RedDot brand unit. There are other brands and for shelterred areas you can get them with clear covers if you want.

Good luck!
"In-use cover".

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