04:54AM | 01/06/04
Member Since: 12/30/02
46 lifetime posts
I noticed that you work for a phone company and I have a question that maybe you can answer.
One of the topics here was about splicing phone lines and using the 3M type. I bought these (the red ones) but can not for the life of me figure out how to make the splice.
Also, they recommend a specifis tool to use which costs an arm and a leg which I refuse to buy.
So, if you can explain the way to do this it would be greatly appreciated.


05:32PM | 01/08/04
Member Since: 01/07/04
20 lifetime posts
Without the special tool, you've got a pocketfull of plastic widgets. They wimply won't work without the tool.

Hope you can spare an arm and a leg...


06:02PM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
9 lifetime posts
Hey thanks for the reply on the insulation question...

Those scotchloks are designed to work with a special plier...but in a bind you use an ordinary line plier or I even used a needle nose plier, not as fast but when push the wire all the way up to the top in the lock. Take the plier and crimp it a little at a time on each side and keep squeeze it till it is flush with the rest on the lock..

If you have thicker wire like 19 gauge or if you try to crimp on side flat it will pop out and ruin the lock..

Hope this helps..

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