Ends on RG6 cable

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Camplate

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I bought a roll of RG6. I always used crimp connectors before but saw the twist on types and liked the look.

After two hours I cannot get them on. The diagram shows bending the braid back over the outer coating, then twist the connector on but it is not working. The connector goes back but won't bite on the briaded wire, which becomes shreaded quickly. Everything seems the right length, using a RG6 cable stripper. I tried cutting the braid away, the connector started to bite into the outer coting, but stopped because it wasn't fully covered; like trying to get a bicycle tire onto a rim, the last bit is the toughest.

Any ideas? Go back to crimps? Cannot believe it'd be this hard.
 
bnaivar

bnaivar

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One of those little "gotchas" that the vendors never tell you is that the connectors must match the cable. Is it RG-6 60% braid, 90% braid, tri-shield or quad shield cable? There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" connector (although I've seen some "one size fits none" connectors). No offense, but I'd be willing to bet that in the past you've over or under crimped the connectors to make them fit. :no
 
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Camplate

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I understand the comment, I've seen bad crimps including the ones in my house from previous owner and even cable installer. The last time I did this, there were not so many choices. Everything was RG6 and form fit crimpers.

At the box store, nothing was labeled right. The cable is not Quad, either 60 or 90, would say 60. The connectors do not have a preference, but they are not for Quad shield, since there were other connectors labeled for that.
 
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Camplate

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It's at home; no home internet. I'll post in 16 hours.
 
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Camplate

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Nevermind. One line on the connector pakage, that included the screw on tool, says the connectors are for RG-59.
 

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