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Offline Brooklands

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Fitting a new bullet connector in situ.
« on: December 07, 2011, 06:18:04 pm »
A good tug on the wire to get the bullet connector out of its sleeve and the end falls off! No big problem, but holding the wire, the new bullet in a pair of pliers, soldering iron & solder at the same time with only 2 hands is not so easy. Think you've done it, let go & the bullet falls off, still full of molten solder. Time to raid supplies indoors - 2 wooden clothes pegs (sorry, no plastic) are called for. Put each in the vice and drill a small hole between the jaws, then glue the 2 pegs to a strip of card. One peg grips the prepared cable, the other the new bullet. You can either solder from the wire end, or tin first & backfill the bullet from the little hole, and this allows you to get the wire insulation within the bullet and make a very neat job.The wooden peg is a good insulator and little heat is lost compared to using pliers.
Joe
Norfolk 'n good!