compression connectors

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  1. mr.crane

    mr.crane Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Here is my dilema, I have this 18awg quad cable CL2. It was purchased from Monoprice. I have tried
    different Connectors. Thomas/Bett rg6 , ppc ex6-12 Xl. The problem I cannot slide the connector
    over the Black Sheating. Its like it is too thick for the outer ring of the connector. Anyone know, which
    connector has the largest opening, for this cable. I have 1,000 ft.
     
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    primestar31 SatelliteGuys Family

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    There are connectors especially for quad-shielded cable. I bought mine off of Ebay, they are purple color-coded for quad cable.
     
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    Quad shield can be tuff to work with especially in the cold. I warm up the ends a bit with a lighter before sliding on the connector. Makes it a bunch easier. But don't heat it too much, just mushes up.
     
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    Thanks for responses, yesterday, i took my cordless Dremel tool, with the sander attachment, I keep grinding the outer black sheath, until I was able to
    slide the fitting over it. Today, will try with a 6 ft piece. Next time I am going to buy just the Normal RG6 cable.
     
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    Some manufacturers' cable is easier to push fittings on than others. I like the Perfect Vision 3ghz cable used by the pizza guys.
     
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    PCT brand connectors, specifically the PCT TRS 6L fit perfectly on Perfect Vision Quad Shield RG6 cable. The Violet colored Thomas and Betts fitting is very difficult to push on this cable. Wire supplier: prowirecommunications dot com They have solid copper wire cables.
     
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    mr.crane Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Thanks for the info guys.
     
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