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#21 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

any connectors that connects to a circuit board such  as the one found on the LNB, should be finger tight to prevent damage 


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

They should be snug, just over finger tight. I found that if you leave them finger tight, they're bound to get loose from temperature cycling. They have wrench flats for a reason. ;)


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:40 AM



any connectors that connects to a circuit board such  as the one found on the LNB, should be finger tight to prevent damage 

 

 



They should be snug, just over finger tight. I found that if you leave them finger tight, they're bound to get loose from temperature cycling. They have wrench flats for a reason. ;)

[I think] I know what peds48 is trying to say, as I've ripped off a connector more than once over the years, but I wouldn't leave any connection outdoors "finger tight".

Go Beavs has it right: "snug" with a light touch of the wrench.

 

I'm so anal, I have a hard time with hand tight even indoors.

It seems so many times a loose connector is what caused "the problem".


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

I had a similar problem as you and snugged the cables with a wrench and cleared my problem.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

[I think] I know what peds48 is trying to say, as I've ripped off a connector more than once over the years, but I wouldn't leave any connection outdoors "finger tight".
Go Beavs has it right: "snug" with a light touch of the wrench.
 
I'm so anal, I have a hard time with hand tight even indoors.
It seems so many times a loose connector is what caused "the problem".


The problem with telling some to make them wrench tight is that they believe they have to prove how strong they are and thus breaking the F connector
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