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#21 OFFLINE   mcbeevee

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:19 AM

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I have a few "technique" issues to deal with. I'll play around with it some more tonight and see what happens.

I bought the same compression tool a few weeks ago. Used the following instructions from Sadoun's site, and everything worked great.

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#22 OFFLINE   Lee L

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:23 AM

If you don't fold the braid back by hand before you slide the connector on, you're asking for trouble, IMO.



Really, I did not know that, but I see that the instructions linked to also show that. I guess I will start doing it differently, though I have not had any issues so far.


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:05 PM

Just as a follow up, I figured out what the problem was with the compression tool.

Somehow, I inadvertently compressed the connector I was using to "experiment" with. Naturally, since it was already comprssed, nothing happened when I put it in the compression tool.

Works great now.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:53 PM

Just as a follow up, I figured out what the problem was with the compression tool.

Somehow, I inadvertently compressed the connector I was using to "experiment" with. Naturally, since it was already comprssed, nothing happened when I put it in the compression tool.

Works great now.


Hate it when that happens. :)

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:38 PM

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:43 PM

once you compress those things they are next to impossible to undo..

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:04 PM

Really, I did not know that, but I see that the instructions linked to also show that. I guess I will start doing it differently, though I have not had any issues so far.


Think of coax cable as any other type of electrical line.
Copper center conductor = positive
Braid/Foil = neutral

The connector you put on has to have good contact with the copper and the braid in order to work properly.

.....just don't get a strand of braid wrapped around the stinger (copper)




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