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    • August 7, 2018 11:58 AM EDT
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      water proof wire connectors

      Found this on Facebook and it is heat shrink tubing with a metal connector inside that is made out of low temp solder, insert the 2 wires mesh together and heat and you wind up with a water proof electrical bond, Billwater proof comnnector

    • August 7, 2018 4:44 PM EDT
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      Homie Shack?

       

      Oh the joke potential right there......

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    • August 7, 2018 5:13 PM EDT
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    • August 7, 2018 6:05 PM EDT
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      Those are interesting , I like the idea

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    • August 8, 2018 7:21 AM EDT
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      I will stick to the solder of old for a higher melting temperature, esp. for outdoors.  I do use heat shrink over my connections.

    • August 8, 2018 8:05 AM EDT
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      Seems iffy to me, I guess I'm an old school guy who likes to be able to inspect solder connections before covering them up. With these I guess the only way to check for a good connection would be a pull test. Without a proper amount of flux you might just end up with wires that are touching but not properly soldered. Water resistant maybe, very few things are water proof !

    • August 8, 2018 8:33 AM EDT
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      Here is a link that shows you how to solder them.

       

      http://www.holidaycoro.com/Solder-Shrink-Tubing-p/177.htm

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    • August 8, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
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      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

    • August 8, 2018 12:04 PM EDT
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

       

      Nope I have a flip phone !!

       

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at August 8, 2018 12:04 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:
      Bill Barnwell said:

      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

       

      Nope I have a flip phone !!

       

      I have an I phone that I hate using for telephone calls.

       

      Staying on "topic" after rereading twice as suggested. Nothing is "waterproof" except a frogs ass. However that is my opinion only or for those that prefer text...IMO

    • August 8, 2018 8:00 PM EDT
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

      Well there are some downsides to this gadget, it's definitely not perfect.

      So, it has it's place but for the downsides, I think I'll stick to my methods.

       

      It's apparently been invented for quick in the field splices of "holiday lights".

       

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