OK I tried to do a few and I just can't seem to follow the instructions
100%. The part to pull back the braided part is really hard to do, most
time I end up getting the metal part into a beard like pattern. Then
peeling off the foil part from the white part is almost impossible to do,
especially if you are cramped in the attic and there is insulation and hot
and humid you are using a flash light to do this. Any tips? Is there a
good stip tool for RG6? I have the crimp tool already but have trouble
striping like the diagrams.
You might want to mention which connector you're using. There is a
difference between the way you prepare the cable for "F", PL259, "N",
BNC as well as soldered or crimp. If you're just looking for a
stripper, you can get them at the big box stores, or from Milestek
Do these strippers strip all layers at different lengths at the same
time or do you have to stip one layer at a time and adjust it? For
example this one:
and are strippers for crimp style F connectors the same as strippers
for compression style connectors?
It looks like you are not doing it right. You do not need to peel the foil
off of the center insulation core. As long as you are using the right
connectors (RG59 vs RG6), you should be able to stick it in without
peeling the foil, so double-check your entire procedure.
Also, any decent home improvement store like Home depot will carry rotary
coax strippers that will strip your cable to length. Also, the
compression-type connectors seem like even better way to go than crimp
(tighter, more reliable). So, if you are willing to invest into tools, get
a compression tool instead of the crimper. You will also need
compression-type connectors, obviously.
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I looked up the compression tools, they seem to be pretty expensive
(like $80). I have a maximum of six or eight connectors to make for my
project, and I want to do it right and nice. If I invest in a strip
and a compression tool it will be $100 for six connectors. Is there a
more reasonably priced tool or are these tools available for rental?'
On 11 Nov 2005 13:32:32 -0500, info_at_equity-loan_dot firstname.lastname@example.org
(equity-loan.info) wrote (with possible editing):
Well, I don't know if they are any more reliable, but they do cost
more and T & B are the best.
Also, there are two styles types of compression fittings. One kind
uses a ring which is either attached or separate. Compression occurs
in the shape of an "O" with two little ears where the excess metal
goes. The other uses a hex crimper which forms a hexagon on the back
section. Those always seem to be one piece. If you compress a one
piece connector, the most common mistake is to try to compress too far
forward on the connector. The front section is a fairly rigid (thick)
metal and won't compress. Only the rear part compresses, so if you
try to compress too far forward, you will distort the shape and it
will be hard to screw the connector onto the barrel.
Probably more than you'll ever need to know about them...!
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