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Compression Connector help

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#1 OFFLINE   mashandhogan



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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:59 PM

in my new planned SWM system, i have compression connectors. On most of them, the dialectric is not flush (a few milimeters under) with the center ring. Is this really a problem??

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#2 OFFLINE   futurerebeldr



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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

No. this should not be a problem whatsoever. Just make sure that none of the wire braiding, or diaelectric, is touching the center copper conductor. Do this and everything should work fine.

#3 OFFLINE   mashandhogan



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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:20 PM

thanks, also each line has 2 3ghz barrels on it (one in the line [I used old PrimeStar wire in part of the run:lol:], and one in the wall plate. will this pose another problem?

#4 OFFLINE   jdspencer


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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

As long as the connectors are good and there is no corrosion on the barrels, you should be fine.
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#5 OFFLINE   liquidctv



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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:36 PM

Really, gapping is not a problem? Gapping is nearly the #1 problem. It doesn't always cause signal issues, but I've seen it take down TV's, so I replace gapped fittings every time.

Barrels are OK. I have not seen them affect signal in any number (unless water damaged).

FYI, the tools you need to replace fittings are a stripper ($10-15), crimper ($20), and the fittings themselves. Can be found at Home Depot. I see a lot of push-on fittings because ppl don't want to spend $30 on tools lol. Compared to some of the other tools we use, these are a no-brainer, cost wise.

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