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post #16 of 17 Old 07-12-2013, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Would it be a bad idea to just wire the whole thing in with new terminals and just forgo the plastic socket entirely? Then just put a rubber boot around the whole thing to keep it protected from the elements? Those terminals aren't just going to pop off of there and as long as you have something covering it to keep a ton of water getting in there... seems like it should work fine. I'm imagining something similar to the boot that goes over the socket going into the dimmer switch.

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post #17 of 17 Old 07-12-2013, 02:00 PM
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Would it be a bad idea to just wire the whole thing in with new terminals and just forgo the plastic socket entirely? Then just put a rubber boot around the whole thing to keep it protected from the elements? Those terminals aren't just going to pop off of there and as long as you have something covering it to keep a ton of water getting in there... seems like it should work fine. I'm imagining something similar to the boot that goes over the socket going into the dimmer switch.
I don't see why not, at least until he can scavenge another. Just make certain to solder all the terminals to the wire and use adhesive shrinkwrap to insulate, inkeeping with Jeephammer's idiom. IMHO

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