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  # 1339982 9-Jul-2015 13:50
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yeah ... there is always the ask and you shall receive




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  # 1339984 9-Jul-2015 13:52
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lxsw20: I ended up buying a coax compression tool and stripper from aliexpress for about $40 for when I rewired my house. 


I think my radial crimp tool was well above $100, that was a while ago but still..




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  # 1339988 9-Jul-2015 13:53
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No doubt my cheap gear will break pre maturely and I'll curse the day I cheaped out on them. 

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  # 1339990 9-Jul-2015 13:54
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joker97: yeah ... there is always the ask and you shall receive


Im sure you have already figured out that you are far more likely to get help at Radcliffe than at Jaycar. In this city anyway




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  # 1339991 9-Jul-2015 13:55
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lxsw20: No doubt my cheap gear will break pre maturely and I'll curse the day I cheaped out on them. 

Nah, just buy another set. Mind you, when you are on your roof in the rain...




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  # 1339994 9-Jul-2015 13:57
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lxsw20: I ended up buying a coax compression tool and stripper from aliexpress for about $40 for when I rewired my house. 


They probably are worth the investment. I've done this a few times and each time I think, oh it's just one run of cable, it's not worth the investment to get the right tools, I'll just get the screw on connectors, then spend at least 20 minutes effing and jeffing at stripping too much cable by hand or the screw on connectors not threading right, and vowing the next time I'll actually buy the proper tools. Rinse and repeat.

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  # 1339998 9-Jul-2015 14:00
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When I did my last tv re-wiring I brought some of the orange sky compression connectors from from Mastertrade/Corey's/whatever it is now but they didn't have the compression tool in stock so I went across the road to Jaycar.
The orange compression connectors ended up being too long for the jaycar tool, so I had to modify it and squeeze very carefully else it would split the connector (guess how I know).

Not all compression connectors/ tools are directly compatible.




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mdf:
lxsw20: I ended up buying a coax compression tool and stripper from aliexpress for about $40 for when I rewired my house. 


They probably are worth the investment. I've done this a few times and each time I think, oh it's just one run of cable, it's not worth the investment to get the right tools, I'll just get the screw on connectors, then spend at least 20 minutes effing and jeffing at stripping too much cable by hand or the screw on connectors not threading right, and vowing the next time I'll actually buy the proper tools. Rinse and repeat.


I'm one of the ones that umms an ahhs over buying the right tool, buys the most expensive tool I can get, has buyers remorse, has it again when the credit card bill arrives, but then revels in the enjoyment of having the right tool for the job.




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  # 1340004 9-Jul-2015 14:03
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mdooher:
joker97: yeah ... there is always the ask and you shall receive


Im sure you have already figured out that you are far more likely to get help at Radcliffe than at Jaycar. In this city anyway


Yes i figured that:)




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Amosnz: When I did my last tv re-wiring I brought some of the orange sky compression connectors from from Mastertrade/Corey's/whatever it is now but they didn't have the compression tool in stock so I went across the road to Jaycar.
The orange compression connectors ended up being too long for the jaycar tool, so I had to modify it and squeeze very carefully else it would split the connector (guess how I know).

Not all compression connectors/ tools are directly compatible.


I made the mistake of buying the tool that fits the sky ones, but then buying the shorter foxtel version they sell at Jaycar. Still works but they only crip in one area rather than two...if that makes sense. 

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  # 1340112 9-Jul-2015 17:04
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except now if they can't reach it from a ladder they wont do it, eg if you want it on your roof


Yes we will.

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  # 1340374 10-Jul-2015 09:30
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After seeing the dodgy job they did on my house (before we bought it), I wouldn't let a Sky tech on the property. My wife's cousin rebuilt their house, and I arranged for my trusted local TV antenna guy to install the UHF and sky dish on their roof - cost a bit more than getting Sky to do it, but he did a great job.

If you want to DIY, get a compression crimper (I have this one and use these F connectors) - so much better than a radial crimp.

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  # 1340765 10-Jul-2015 18:07
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MattR: After seeing the dodgy job they did on my house (before we bought it), I wouldn't let a Sky tech on the property.


You realise they are not all that bad. 

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  # 1340766 10-Jul-2015 18:17
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MattR: After seeing the dodgy job they did on my house (before we bought it), I wouldn't let a Sky tech on the property.


You realise they are not all that bad. 

You're right, BUT you don't get to choose the installer usually, and you won't know if they're good or bad until it's done.

I wouldn't let them touch my place either.




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