DryConns for outdoor thermostat wire connections


Old 09-28-17, 11:36 AM
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DryConns for outdoor thermostat wire connections

I wasn't sure if this was better under the wiring section, or the thermostat section. Feel free to move.

I am replacing an outdoor temperature sensor for my thermostat. There is a run of 18AWG CL2 thermostat wire going from outdoors to the T-stat, and I need to connect it to the sensor. The sensor has 18AWG lead wires. Would I be OK just using some DryConns to make the connection, or should I further enclose it somehow?

The DryConns say: "UL 486D listed as a sealed wire connector system. For use in damp, wet, raintight, direct bury, and submersible locations." Reading that, I want to say it's fine by itself, but I'm double checking. Thanks!
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Old 09-28-17, 01:15 PM
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Yeah those are OK, crimps or bugs would be OK, just plain wirenuts would be OK if you orient them like hats so the water won't collect.
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