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11-30-2013, 04:57 PM
Anyone ever have any issues with the Scotch Lock connectors corroding and causing issues? I would never have thought to see them used by professionals.... :hehe:

11-30-2013, 05:16 PM

11-30-2013, 06:38 PM
Get some posi taps if you are going to vampire a wire...
Work the best

11-30-2013, 07:44 PM
Professionals use them everyday to wire ..... houses! LOL

11-30-2013, 09:41 PM
I use Wire Nuts in household wiring, but let me rephrase my first post. While installing a new AirDog I noticed the wiring harness too short, so while undoing the harness to get another 14" out of it, I saw a Scotch Lock connector under the wire loom.

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11-30-2013, 10:07 PM
I use them in perf guns up to 400* F and they work great. But not for long periods of time.

12-01-2013, 07:35 AM
I always put a dab of silicone when ever I use the connectors that are exposed to the elements.

12-01-2013, 07:53 AM
Scotch locks are the biggest pos things ever invented. Farmers and people in georgia love them and then ***** when nothing works right on their truck, trailer, or equipment after a couple months. Then they get really pissed when you send them a bill for removing said scotch locks and repairing correctly. "hell, I could have fixed it for five bucks with some scotch locks if I had known it was a wiring problem..." My above statement is not intended to offend farmers or georgians, I have just done a bunch of work for a company from georgia and scotch locks are like ticks on all their stuff.


12-02-2013, 07:03 PM
I can handle the scotch locks its the cheap plastic mount that pissed me off the most.