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Old 03-12-2014, 12:45 PM  
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The way I remember the car ones working is they screwed into the wire, kind of like what wuz described but with something almost like a drywall screw point.

You might be able to get a straight auto sparkplug cable and cobble an end on to a fast on connector to plug into the round clip inside the boot.


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That fitting should be around, they used it on old like vintage motorcycles.


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Got a reply from the internet source. They don't keep the part in stock but can get it. I think I will just order it.

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Got a reply from the internet source. They don't keep the part in stock but can get it. I think I will just order it.

Thanks to everyone for the posts.
When you get it, I recommend you check the resistance end to end with a multimeter.

Based on the price of spark plug wires I guess you'll pay $5 or $10?

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I am back to square one. Ultimately they say the wire is no longer manufactured or available for purchase. What a waste!
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I would take the information you have to an auto parts store and see if they can make something up that will work. It is just a spark plug wire.
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Maybe it's not as bad as I thought. I have been checking other parts sources and the Genuine Lennox Repair Part 48J67 Ignition Cable is strikingly similar to the 8MM Hi-Energy Silicone Suppression wire I am seeking: http://www.acfurnaceparts.com/48j67.aspx
I have an Email into them now to see if they know if this will work.
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The end connectors do not contribute very much to overall resistance and even a gap of <3 mm in your end connector construction will still allow the high voltage to pass.

Use an ohmmeter to check your work and make the end connectors mechanically strong with epoxy or whatever.
I've used
http://www.google.com/search?q=whipp...86%3B500%3B415
to fasten al kinds of things to cords because tape sometimes comes undone.

The Litz wire used in phones is similarly a PITA.
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Default I finally got it!

A manager got involved and sent me a list of parts for my heater. The wire was "hid" with a description of "Igniotor Wire". I ordered the part and got it in. Everythings back together and it works as it should. I calculate I saved myself about $500.00 doing it myself.

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts on this.
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Ok, I guess I am at worse than square 1. The heat ran fine the last few times I needed it. Switched to AC not a problem for two months then major (Pump, Blower Fan and circuit board) repairs. AC good again. Didn’t even think about the heat until my mother told me this morning she tried to use it last night and it wouldn’t come on. When it got warm today I checked it out. AC runs like a charm. Set the heat up to 80 and turn it on, it’s like it never gets a signal. Nothing at all changes even the very minor electric hum I hear. I was too busy to do the AC work myself so I had someone do it. I got a call into him but any ideas you guys might have would be greatly appreciated.


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