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westdc

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reply to Borad

Re: How do you crimp?

Suggest you take them back and get compression fittings.

»www.amazon.com/PPC-Outdoor-Compr···fittings


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said by westdc:

Suggest you take them back and get compression fittings.

I agree compression F connectors are better but they require a rather expensive tool.

To the OP, since the instructions say to crimp the center of the ferrule I assume they want you to use #2.

/tom

Borad

join:2012-06-08
reply to westdc
I returned them and bought crimp-ons at Radio Shack. The Radio Shack ones say which ones are for quad shield and show you where to crimp. I didn't want to spend $20 for a compression tool when I already had a crimper.


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said by Borad:

I returned them and bought crimp-ons at Radio Shack. The Radio Shack ones say which ones are for quad shield and show you where to crimp. I didn't want to spend $20 for a compression tool when I already had a crimper.

Did you not read what I said? You do not need a compression tool, channel locks on both sides of a compression connector works just fine.
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Borad

join:2012-06-08
said by TheTechGuru:

Did you not read what I said? You do not need a compression tool, channel locks on both sides of a compression connector works just fine.

I didn't want to experiment with that technique. I read about crimping vs. compression. For example, this from Family Handyman:
quote:
End connectors that screw on over the outer jacket of cable can loosen up over time and even fall off. Instead, use crimp-ring style connectors and a special crimping tool (sold at home centers), or better yet, compression-style connectors.
Also, the coaxial cable in the raceway that Cablevision installed is crimped. I even read a recommendation for crimping on a package of something I saw recently, with no mention of compression. And I've read enough conflicting comments about the need for quad shield and solid copper that I'm not going to worry too much about something as easy to replace as a plug. It's not like everyone agrees on these things and can back it up.


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The industry standard is compression connectors. DirecTV, DishNetwork, and every cable company I have ever dealt with uses them exclusivly. DigiCon is what I would call the "best" brand of compression connectors.

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