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Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:06 AM
Well first you need some stuff.

LARGE bolt cutters
1/0 ga wire
1/0 ga crimp terminal
Propane/butane torch
Silver Solder
SHARP knife

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Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:08 AM
Strip the 1/0 with your sharp knife. I usually make a ring around the wire then connect the cut ring to the end of the piece I want to take off.

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Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:09 AM
slide ring over stripped wire...

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Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:10 AM
I like to use at least 3 main crimps on it with the bolt cutters. Fortunately I was able to make 4. Keep in mind you can do similar with a vice or a hammer or one of those professional impact crimpers.

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Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:11 AM
Fire up the Propane Torch (8.99 at Ace Hardware + 3.29 for butane refilling bottle)

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Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:12 AM
Heat up the entire thing. When the solder just touching the bare metal melts you have a 'hot joint' Keep the flame on the opposite side of the area you are soldering. This ensures you have a "hot joint"

AFTER SOLDERING
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BEFORE SOLDERING
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Note that the individual wire color changed to silver and that you can see individual strands. That is indicative of a "hot joint" and that the copper has now been tinned and the Crimp ring is now anchored. (Takes a LOT of solder btw)

DBfan187
08-19-2004, 12:15 AM
You call that a knoif? This is a knoif!

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sorry had to!


How much was that solder?

Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:16 AM
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Acidburn
08-19-2004, 12:16 AM
looks good man, blow torches are fun :)

davidfre21
08-19-2004, 12:16 AM
i want a link to ur cardomain site.... lots of cool stuff in there im sure

Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:17 AM
Knife pics coming....lol hehehe

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OLD_SCHOOL
08-19-2004, 12:25 AM
i know when we sauder copper pipe for plumbing we use flux should you use flux on this can it help ?

Radar
08-19-2004, 12:27 AM
screw the knife, ill take that 20 :D

ANeonRider
08-19-2004, 12:41 AM
You can use flux, it only helps conduct the heat to the wire, and with a torch you may not need that as much.

Bumpin' Yota
08-19-2004, 12:44 AM
You can use flux, it only helps conduct the heat to the wire, and with a torch you may not need that as much.


exactly, and a butane torch is FUN!! :D

JimJ
08-21-2004, 01:53 PM
i have a better way to strip large gauge wires...

go to Lowe's or Home Despot, and get a coaxial cable cutter - not the one with the ring that you twirl around, but the one that looks like a mutated nutcracker.

2awg and 1/0 guage wiring is slightly bigger than RG-8 coax cable, so two twirls of the cutter and it's stripped. Easy and repeatable.

DBfan187
08-21-2004, 06:29 PM
I just use a razor blade.

supa_c
08-21-2004, 06:33 PM
dikes work well