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garym114

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Posted: 04/02/19 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take a look at waterproof wire nuts.


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DougE wrote:

I prefer these crimp connectors and heat shrink tubing.

Those look exactly like TE Solistrand butt splices available at electronic supply houses like DigiKey and Mouser. MY PERSONAL "GOT TO" SPLICE ! I like these splices because you can use inexpensive crimp tools and get good results.

There is trick to "tapping" a extra wire off of a "running wire. Start by choosing a butt splice on size over size. Twist the bared ends of the new wire with one of the bared ends of the running wire, insert into the butt splice and crimp. Add a piece of marine/dual wall heat shrink NOW before you forget !

Take a scrap piece of wire, bare one end, twist that with the other bared end of the running wire, insert into the butt splice and crimp. Cut of the scrap piece flush with splice, slide heat shrink over and heat.

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For soldering, make a good mechanical connection, then solder.

In either case finish with heat shrink with a glue liner to give a water tight seal.


This is what I do - use a butane soldering iron so you don't need
an electrical outlet; Never had a failure.

I recently starting using "Soldergrip" connectors which have the
heat shrink and solder all in one; I have not used them long enough
to give a verdict but they do seem interesting

(Soldergrip


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Posted: 04/02/19 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garym114 wrote:

Take a look at waterproof wire nuts.


I use those for easy repairs on the road and take some with me. They work quite well if the open end points down.





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