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Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306450
Mon Apr 08 2019 10:20 PM
Mon Apr 08 2019 10:20 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
Hey, I can't handle the load of being the only bad-tempered old coot on the forum all by myself!
LOL!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306453
Mon Apr 08 2019 10:51 PM
Mon Apr 08 2019 10:51 PM
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beltfed  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,570
Knoxville, TN
Sorry Bartamos, I think Jerry was reaching out to me since I stated I never use a solder gun. I know he can rebuild a carb through the tail pipe, but I seriously doubt he has joined more connections with solder than I. That is, if he didn’t use solder instead of gaskets
to button up all the motors he has built.😜
“We now return you to the regularly scheduled program”.


Six volt guy living in a twelve volt world
Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306470
Tue Apr 09 2019 01:14 AM
Tue Apr 09 2019 01:14 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,966
Virginia
So what y'all are telling me is that I need to remove all of the wire nuts from my Romex wiring harness? smile
Carl
Intelgentuli gluteus.

Last edited by 52Carl; Tue Apr 09 2019 01:16 AM.
Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306477
Tue Apr 09 2019 02:26 AM
Tue Apr 09 2019 02:26 AM
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bartamos  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,907
State48 Ranch
You are AD-D


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
To each his own or the Highway.
All I know is what the voices in my head tell me and a little from watching TV.




Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306485
Tue Apr 09 2019 04:18 AM
Tue Apr 09 2019 04:18 AM
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Fox  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,408
Breton, Alberta
I soldered mine because the crimps were open (no plastic caps) and I figured, since it was open, I may as well solder them before I shrink wrap. It works for me.



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Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306487
Tue Apr 09 2019 04:53 AM
Tue Apr 09 2019 04:53 AM
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Shakey61  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 12
Columbia, Missouri
If you can, do both. With a little practice, you can solder an already-crimped wire without melting the plastic insulator on the crimp terminal. I personally prefer a 40-Watt pencil-type iron to a gun...easier for the fine work.

Being able to solder well is a handy skill to have. Either have someone competent teach you, or find a good video on YouTube.

My first two weeks of Army electronics school was soldering. Two weeks. I already had my college degree by then, so I was bored out of my mind. I was making little solder sculptures of soldiers raking the grass, picking up butts, etc. I didn't win points with my instructors with that.

-Kevin

Last edited by Shakey61; Tue Apr 09 2019 04:54 AM.

This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: 52Carl] #1306503
Tue Apr 09 2019 12:14 PM
Tue Apr 09 2019 12:14 PM
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moparguy  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 783
Watford City ND...
Originally Posted by 52Carl
So what y'all are telling me is that I need to remove all of the wire nuts from my Romex wiring harness? smile
Carl
Intelgentuli gluteus.



WAIT, you used wire nuts??? A quick twist and couple wraps with Dollar store duct tape works just fine smile


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306509
Tue Apr 09 2019 12:55 PM
Tue Apr 09 2019 12:55 PM
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Volfandt  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,651
Knox County, TN
Man, I best be redo'ing the trouble free crimp connections on my 20 yr old truck and while I'm at it those those 50+ yr old crimps on my 2ea Wheel Horses too....
Funny, the wiring on my 49 3100 is chafeing away and yet there's no problems with the crimp connections.....

All that said, a properly crimped connection, like a properly soldered connection will last most of us.

Wire nuts? sometimes you fell like a nut, sometimes you don't LOL

Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306510
Tue Apr 09 2019 12:58 PM
Tue Apr 09 2019 12:58 PM
Rusty Rod  Offline
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,877
Loveland, Colorado
What's wrong with using wire nuts and tape? I used them when I was putting my $100 wire harness together ( the one that I have $300 into). Of course I removed them later when everything was working ok. I did not use romex, but I did use part of an extension cord for my tail lights.


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Re: Solder or just crimp? [Re: Matt_Texas] #1306549
Tue Apr 09 2019 07:04 PM
Tue Apr 09 2019 07:04 PM
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Matt_Texas  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 176
Odessa
I'm finding that if a crimp is done properly... it lasts. And the same with soldering but if either is done wrong it's a failure.

And going back to factory warranties and things mafe to last only so long... do the crimps ever fail or is it the cheap electrical component that breaks?

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