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Unread 03-18-2009, 10:46 AM   #41
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OK-I give up. With buying the wire, cutting to length,ordering the lugs and sorting out the best method of soldering then running the risk of burning down my garage I am going to just buy a set of pre-made #4 cables!! I figure cutting off the wife's beer for a couple of weeks will offset the extra cost.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 10:50 AM   #42
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Unread 03-19-2009, 06:39 AM   #43
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The Liquid E tape was made for the marine industry for water tight seal.

As far as soldering the cables heat the eyelet end of the lug with the cable inside the cup when it gets warm enough for the solder to melt it will suck it into the cup making a solid connection. This is how I was taught to solder water pipe, and then when I was in the Navy to solder connections on electronic boards.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #44
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Amen Fishydude. Same here. I am going to make a new set in the couple of days and I got the liquid tape yesterday at harbor freight Will let you know how I like working with that stuff. If it works, it will fill the weak link in the cable corrosion barrier.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 12:35 PM   #45
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just bought some at Ace yesterday myself and started using it. Very runny but pretty easy to work with. I put a couple coats on... just in case (you know how my soldering ability is slightly lacking ) Seems to be good stuff...
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Unread 03-19-2009, 12:59 PM   #46
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Hi,
In all the years that I have been soldering I always insert the wire into the lug then heat bothe wire and lug. Then with the heat applied to both apply the solder. It should flow to the lug and wire. Try not filling the lug with solder first and always keep the 2 parts heated untile the solder covers both.

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Unread 03-19-2009, 01:59 PM   #47
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Two things I noticed with that was how hot the cable got about 8" from the lug- very hot. Would that do any damage to the insulation? ALso, it left me with a sizeable gap between the lug and where the insulation starts.
My question is does the high temp do damage to the wire/insulation/etc?
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My question is does the high temp do damage to the wire/insulation/etc?
Technical answer: Yes

Practical answer: No, they will be OK.

The gap can be bridged with shrink tubing. If you leave a bit more insulation left on the wire, it will match up nicer. This comes with experience. Your last wire will be perfect!
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Unread 03-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #49
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Since my last post here I have made another set with the new liquid tape I learned about here. Thank u Dooms, or whoever mentioned it. bh was telling me how corrosion set up under the shrink wrap because it wasn't air tight. The liquid tape is air/water tight.
I strip 5/8 to 3/4 inch back so the cable insulation buts to the lug when dipped into the liquid solder filled lug. I'm using all of the same tools and materials you would use to solder household copper piping as I have done for years. The resuts were achieved usin gthe method I described in this thread in an earlier post. Here is a pic of how I like to see the cable insulation meet the lug, showing only a ring of solder and no big gap. and then after 2 coats of the liquid tape and some spray protector. I think these are as corrosion resistant as any ...
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Unread 03-25-2009, 09:17 AM   #50
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Wow, now I feel like I need to re-do all my cables!

Guess I'll be taking far away pics of the inside of my cart to post. Very nice job, Scotty!
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