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Fix For Crimped Wire Connectors
Tom Cogger, Washburn, Wis.: I always used to have trouble with crimped wire connectors not holding. Inevitably, Id crimp them and then they would fall off when I went to attach the wire. I came up with an easy fix. Take a needle nose pliers and pull off the plastic part of the wire connector. Cut a short length of electrical shrink tubing and slip it over the wire. Crimp the connector to the endpiece and then slide the shrink tube over the connector and shrink it with heat from a heat gun. The result is a tidy secure connector that works and looks great. I use the same idea when attaching alligator clips to wires to make electrical wire jumpers.

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2