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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2018 09:38 pm
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George Durbin
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This looks strong but wut do the pros and u amateurs alike think?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fancollectors/permalink/889709704553848/



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Levi Mevis
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I've seen that ad before on my facebook page as well, it looks good but not sure how much that stuff costs, as they don't give a price for it or if you would only be able to get it online or if it could be bought at your regular hardware store. I do lots of soldering when I work on old radios and something like that would certainly be nice for installing new capacitors in old radios.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2018 09:46 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Problem is that sometimes one only has a half inch or less wire protruding from the case where the head wires have been cut. That doesn't give you much to work with if you don't want to pull the stators out. And Westinghouse stators don't come out easily. GE's are a different story. I wouldn't mind giving these a try.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2018 09:51 pm
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George Durbin
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No one application is good for everything but... I think this has added options to our tool kit... It is $20 for 50 pieces which doesnt sound outrageous to me...
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Amazon $26.24 for 100 pcs free shipping
https://www.amazon.com/Connectors-Sopoby-Waterproof-Automotive-Electrical/dp/B01FI6IKG6

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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2018 09:58 pm
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George Durbin
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Hi John!

Can you refill the kit for just the guage wire you use the most?
Ps... Has anyone here used this stuff?


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George Durbin wrote: Hi John!

Ps... Has anyone here used this stuff?





Geo...

Not a new concept in joining wires.  Used this system in the Air Force in the late 60's.  We used it on ground equipment.....don't remember ever using it on aircraft wiring.  It works quite well.  But Geo, would these be small enough to fit into a fan motor housing?

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 Posted: Thu Aug 9th, 2018 12:26 am
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That's kind of what I was wondering. If they'd fit into the housing. I don't really see how it's any different than soldering the 2 wires together and heat shrinking except in that case I guess you also get the mechanical connection as added strength. I've never been able to make a good clean inline splice. I've gotten better but I still tend to end up with a lump.

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Seems to me more like a convenience thing than bring new tech. However, it may even have its own place in some situations such as not being able to fit the heat shrink on the wire without shrinking it with the heat of a soldering iron. 

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I have a neighbor that just bares  the two ends of the wire slides some shrink tube up on the and  pushes the ends together  then slides the shrink tube up over it and shrinks it..
He worked in a trailer factory so  he had access to many sizes of shrink tube.

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Charlie Forster wrote: George
I have a neighbor that just bares  the two ends of the wire slides some shrink tube up on the and  pushes the ends together  then slides the shrink tube up over it and shrinks it..
He worked in a trailer factory so  he had access to many sizes of shrink tube.

Hey Charlie, my dad is the same way, in regards to getting shrink tubing from work as he works in an RV Factory where they use shrink tubing and butt connections all the time. My dad works for REV RVs in Elkhart, off of CR 6. I don't know if you are familiar with that place or not.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 9th, 2018 02:48 am
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I know that many members are not as steady as they used to be... This is a great solution for those who shake a little... This is not a solution for all applications we have... I am pointing out another arrow that can be used to get the job done...  Shakes, eyesight not so good anymore ect... I dont shake but my eyesight though, is not as good as it used to be...
Geo...

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 Posted: Thu Aug 9th, 2018 05:00 am
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You need one of those  big magnifying lights ,
I found one at Good Will and it works wonders for old eyes.
This one sits on the floor and you can position the magnifier where you need.
I think I gave $12.00 for it!!
I wouldn't use the  shrink tube  unless I couldn't solider it first .
It may be ok if there is no flexing or vibration.
 I did find a nice American Beauty  soldering iron and 4  1 lb roles of Solider  this week end at a yard sale.
 The iron is to big for fan work  but good to have on hand.

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