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#345003 - 04/13/11 11:19 AM Flat wire speaker wire installation
morange Offline
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Hello,

I am installing 2 conductor flat wire, but made an error in calculation on distance. I am running the wire under baseboards. In order to extend the distance, Is it possible to connect 2 ends of flat wire together in a compact way? And if so, do you have any hints or recommendations on this?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Best regards,
Murray smile

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#345004 - 04/13/11 11:22 AM Re: Flat wire speaker wire installation [Re: morange]
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If it was me, I'd solder it. Then just put some electrical tape around it.

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#345007 - 04/13/11 11:37 AM Re: Flat wire speaker wire installation [Re: CatBrat]
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You can but shrink connectors now at Home Depot, Menards, etc. Basically they look like a Butt connector, but have solder inside. Works like a charm, just put the wires in each end, untwisted so the strands integrate, then heat with a heat gun or blow driver (if hot enough).
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#345009 - 04/13/11 11:55 AM Re: Flat wire speaker wire installation [Re: SirQuack]
morange Offline
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Thanks CatBrat and Randy for the tips. Randy - I will lokk into the shrink connectors.

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#345010 - 04/13/11 12:02 PM Re: Flat wire speaker wire installation [Re: morange]
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I just used a Wagnor heat gun for drying paint, but you want to keep it moving so you don't over cook the shrink stuff. smile I think they make speacial heat devices for this stuff.
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#345044 - 04/13/11 08:57 PM Re: Flat wire speaker wire installation [Re: SirQuack]
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No special devices to heat the stuff that I am aware of, but there is an adapter for heat guns, butane powered solder guns, etc. that curl around the connector to spread out the heat all at once.
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#345051 - 04/13/11 10:06 PM Re: Flat wire speaker wire installation [Re: morange]
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Originally Posted By: morange
Hello,

I am installing 2 conductor flat wire, but made an error in calculation on distance. I am running the wire under baseboards. In order to extend the distance, Is it possible to connect 2 ends of flat wire together in a compact way? And if so, do you have any hints or recommendations on this?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Best regards,
Murray smile


i recommend that you bite the bullet, remeasure, add a foot or two to that second measurement and purchase and install that. don't start off your installation with mistakes or splices; every point of connection is a potential point of failure, don't add them where they do not need to be! NO SPLICES, don't do it!
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