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ajriding

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Posted: 03/03/20 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

See pics, then crimp wire in and tape with rubber electrical tape or vinyl as needed.
Multiple sizes of copper pipe available.
You can buy, but expensive, so you buy what you need, then are out the next day. Scrap copper is unlimited in my metal pile and requires no trip to the store.

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Nice, thanks for the tip



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Posted: 03/04/20 05:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How do you crimp them onto the cable?

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There is a crimping tool that looks like pliers, but has a crimp. This is easy.
I have soldered wires if I needed the best.

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so freaking simple!

thanks for the idea!

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Neat idea.

It might not be a bad idea to anneal the end of the tubing before hammering it flat to try to avoid cracking it at the transition point. Avoiding a sharp edge on the backing block/anvil (and hammer face) would help with that too, I'd think.





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Good tip, thanks. [emoticon]

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ajriding wrote:

There is a crimping tool that looks like pliers, but has a crimp. This is easy.
I have soldered wires if I needed the best.

For mobile work, soldering is not "the best". Properly crimped, a wire has more freedom to flex due to vibration than rigid soldered connections where metal fatigue can be an issue due to the solder bonding all the wire strands together. There's a reason why vehicle and boat manufacturers do not use soldered connections except in some very limited applications.


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And here I wasted all that money buying them....DANG

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ajriding wrote:

There is a crimping tool that looks like pliers, but has a crimp. This is easy.
I have soldered wires if I needed the best.


The pliers that put a dimple are not the way to do it. You need the type that uses dies and compresses it evenly. Never use solder on that type of connection. Hydraulic models are available on ebay etc for $35 or so

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