- 20 Jun 2016
If you use these to connect to your rail, do you crimp the bare wire into the little nipple or solder, please?
Interesting I used the old wires from my last line on the latest one. Only problem was the oxidisation of the first few inches of wire as you mention Greg. All had to be re-tinned after cutting off that dreaded Oxidisation. What is the secret for how to tin into the insulation jacket please?stranded wire out in the weather can "adsorb" moisture, it can "wick up" between the strands, and it can oxidize, so by "tinning" the end of the wire, you make it more resistant to oxidation / corrosion... also it keeps the strands together.
Kind of a good rule of thumb...
p.s. tinning enough so it goes back into the insulation jacket is best, but it takes some experience not to be melting the insulation back.. doing this really seals the elements out.