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  • JimmieS7 commented on gizmologist's instructable Splice Cable Like a Rocket Scientist7 months ago
    Splice Cable Like a Rocket Scientist

    well here i am always looking for better ways of doing something even at age 76 and having been a part of something automotive or racing since 1957, i love the articles like this but then i become a little embarrassed to realize i've been doing something wrong for around 60yrs, i always laced wire to connect 2 wires, then if possible solder and heat shrink, of course it was years after i started doing thing that heat shrink was easily available. i can't remember having a failure but im sure it happened after all were looking at lots of build it yourself or do without years. recently i ran across a new way to connect wires and actually sat down tonight to order a few packs, it sounds great , and better and easier than what ive been doing. of course im gonna fall back on the age thing now...

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    well here i am always looking for better ways of doing something even at age 76 and having been a part of something automotive or racing since 1957, i love the articles like this but then i become a little embarrassed to realize i've been doing something wrong for around 60yrs, i always laced wire to connect 2 wires, then if possible solder and heat shrink, of course it was years after i started doing thing that heat shrink was easily available. i can't remember having a failure but im sure it happened after all were looking at lots of build it yourself or do without years. recently i ran across a new way to connect wires and actually sat down tonight to order a few packs, it sounds great , and better and easier than what ive been doing. of course im gonna fall back on the age thing now, i forget the name but you simply stick a wire in a hole and pull a lever down to force fit it in place, then do the same on other side. takes up less space too. but i appreciate all i see and hear about how to do anything, ive always taught my children and grand children to always be open for any advice, never think you are smarter than someone else, never ever refuse to admit you are wrong or made a mistake, and last is this, if you are talking you can not listen and learn.

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