How does one turn RG-6 into usefull stuff?

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  1. Jon Krangel

    Jon Krangel Stunt Coordinator

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    Being the clever, but illogical thinker that I am, I decided that it would be MUCH more economical to buy 500 ft of RG-6 and then terminate it appropriateley and use it for audio, video, coax, bnc, and basically everything. My problem is - the only thing I know how to terminate it in is threaded F-type. This forced me to buy little F to RCA converters for each end of all 12 runs of RG-6 (carrying component video, audio, and such) and now it's not so economical anymore. Is there an easy way (read: easy, that means NO soldering :)) to terminate RG-6 in RCA or BNC connectors?
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    i assume you've bought the cable already...this is only an example but such products exist from other places too, such as Canare and no doubt others. To be truthful, I think you ought to invest in proper tools to do the stripping and crimping. Make some cables for your friends and get back some of the cost.
     
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    Thanks guys - these are exactly what I was looking for. But damn! They are $$$ expensive $$$!!!
     
  6. Chu Gai

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    Now you know the meaning of "what price glory". While you can try and get away without stripping/crimping tools, having them makes for a much more secure and properly made connection. But if you ever need to run a 40' rca for a sub, you'll find that might be your only choice.
     
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    Parts express is a rip off if you ever want to return something

    I bought alot of stuff from partsexpress in the past month. The products were fine but if you ever want to return anything, they'll screw you over. I did not see any 25% restocking fee on they're website, but it was written on the back of my reciept when I got the package. They over charge on shipping products, I bought a IEC plug for $17 and the shipping was $10!!! You have to pay for shipping both ways and take the 25% restocking fee. What a freaking scam.
     
  8. Bill_D

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    I like to use the stuff at www.centerpin.com because it does not require "special" tools. Don't get me wrong, I have the special tools as well. I happened upon the centerpin stuff when I misplaced my crimpers and have never used them again.
    Just like you I have hundreds of extra coax sitting around and I have been know to use it to tie down stuff on my truck. [​IMG]
    I like Part Express.
     

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