Dumpster Diving

emorth

 
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Yep. I will bring them to the next meeting and the swap meet. How many would you like?
 

emorth

 
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Burke, VA
Figured out a way to reuse the crimped contacts in the connectors:

Cut off the existing wire and arrange the wire stubs in the contact into a "bird's nest". Think center punch.
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Drill out the "nest". I used a vice on a drill press.
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Solder in the new wire. I guess you could also crimp it again. I prefer to solder so I can unsolder and reuse the contact if necessary.
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Yet another geek moment.
Ed
 
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