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How To Crimp A Coax Television Cable


Crimping a new connector to a damaged coax cable is easy. Here's how to do it.

Trying to repair a coax cable by crimping a new connector onto it can be frustrating. These simple instructions show you how to do it. Replacement connectors have two parts to them. The connector itself and a small ferrule ring you tighten to firmly attach the connector to the cable.

Slip the ferrule ring onto the cable.

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Carefully remove the first 1/2 inch of the cable's outer jacket. Be sure not to cut the delicate braided aluminum shielding beneath it.

Pull back the shielding and the thin aluminum foil cover. Cut away about 1/4 inch of the plastic insulation from the center conductor to reveal the copper wire.

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Push the connector onto the end of the cable. Make sure the narrow end slips under the aluminum shielding and under the cable's outer jacket. The copper wire should also extend a little bit past the end of the connector.

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Trim the aluminum shielding and foil. Slip the ferrule ring back over the end of the cable just behind the connector.

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Tightly squeeze the ferrule ring with a wire cutting tool.

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Done!

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