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Old 12-25-05, 07:52 PM
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Need to repair a coax cable... What do I need?

I have a coax cable that has lost it's connector on the end.... so i need to put a new one on.. what do I need to do? I assume I need to trim the wire and some sort of crimper to add the connector on.. What are the "correct" names of the things I need so when I go to radio shack I know what to ask for
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Old 12-25-05, 08:03 PM
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swing by your cable company and tell them you want a new coax cable
they will give you one
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sorry.. should've been clearer... this is the wire that is coming out of the wall
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ah, that makes a difference
well, they will come and fix it for you.. if you want it done properly.. and they better do it free of charge

if you still have the original end.. you can try pushing it back on tight and squeezing the hell out of it with pliers
if the picture sucks, you might need to use a coax crimping tool
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ah, that makes a difference
well, they will come and fix it for you.. if you want it done properly.. and they better do it free of charge

if you still have the original end.. you can try pushing it back on tight and squeezing the hell out of it with pliers
if the picture sucks, you might need to use a coax crimping tool
i kinda want to do it myself
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Old 12-25-05, 08:33 PM
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coax is extremely easy, if you want to buy a coax crimping tool
not as easy if you try to make do without the proper tools

http://www.hometech.com/learn/coaxterm.html
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Go to your local hardware store and buy the screw on type of coax cable ends. They are super easy to use and much cheaper than buying the crimpers, etc. Be sure to get the correct kind since there are RG6 and RG59.
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