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#628676 03/30/19 05:06 PM
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I struggle with terminating Coax F compression connectors I am not sure if it me or the materials I am using but it seems really hard to get the F connector on so the white part (Dielectric) is where it should be

Comcast does them so quickly it makes my head spin ...so I am not sure if I am buying the right brand of RG6 Quad cable or the right brand of compression connectors

I know that the first layer of mesh & foil has to come off and the second layer of mesh comes off it just seems awfully hard to push the connector on


just wondering if anyone has any recommendations


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First you need the correct tools and have the settings correct to match the parts you are using.

I use a Klein 2-Level Radial Stripper and Klein Pass-Through Modular Crimper.

Lot's of YouTube videos. Best is to take a chunk of scrap and practice, practice, practice on your cutting. Then you can slide a connector on but do not crimp! Do it over and over until you are consistent.



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There are different connectors for different cables and there are different compression tools for each connector. I would ask why are you using quad shield anyway?

That said, hopefully you are using a brand name cable so that you can go to their website and find the connector recommendation for the cable you are using and how to properly prep the cable end.

Then hopefully you are using tools from a company that knows the cable business like Cable Prep; https://www.cableprep.com/

Then go to this page: https://www.cableprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/cobra-brochure.pdf and find the connector you are using and cross it with a compression tool. It looks like the Cobra 360 will do them all.

See also https://www.cableprep.com/drop-cable-tools/stripping-tools/super-cpt-cable-stripping-tools/

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agree

If you use the wrong tools with the wrong parts it will show in your work.


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I have been using the PPC connectors for the past several years, same as what TWC/Spectrum uses here.


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I bought an insane quantity of Snap-n-Seal connectors a while back and have had very good luck using the purple ones on quad shield. In some instances, their red ones that are supposedly universal for quad 6 work better. It really is about using the proper tool though. I like the PPC ones too, but since I have a lifetime supply of SNS, I guess I won't be buying any of them anytime soon.


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Originally Posted by jeffmoss26
I have been using the PPC connectors for the past several years, same as what TWC/Spectrum uses here.

Seems a lot of cable companies use PPC. Always nice to use what your cable company uses, maybe they won't cut them off if they think one of their guys put them on.

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Originally Posted by hbiss
Seems a lot of cable companies use PPC. Always nice to use what your cable company uses, maybe they won't cut them off if they think one of their guys put them on.

-Hal

I can't tell you how many times I've cabled houses for friends and the cable company cut them off.

Since I switched to PPC fittings, they never cut them off anymore.

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Originally Posted by ChrisRR
I can't tell you how many times I've cabled houses for friends and the cable company cut them off.

Since I switched to PPC fittings, they never cut them off anymore.

Our work is always past any cable company Dmark and out of their jurisdiction.
I haven's seen a Hex Crimp F-connector for at least 10-15 years...I probably still have the tool though. 😂


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One of the local security companies still uses hex crimp for their coax security cameras. (Please note that I am not posting this on April 1st)


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