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Old 04-23-2011, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by HotRodMan
What I was worried about is the old cable I pulled out had the center wire protruding about 1/4 inch out of the end. The new wire I put in had that center wire recessed back in a compression connector. It screwed on to the splitter OK but I am not sure if that center wire is making contact inside since it was shorter?
Unless it's very short, it should make connection. But if it doesn't, it's a simple matter to cut and re-terminate the cable using parts from Home Depot or Radio Shack.

Prep the coax to look like the picture and twist on the terminal and you're done. If you want, you can use the crimp-on type terminals, but if used indoors, the twist on type works fine, IMO.

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