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Old 02-07-2016, 11:24 AM   #21
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My 2 cents. I was a lineman at one time and there are a number of things that I don't recommend but do have the solution for.
1) The barrel typically is made in a way that one side is longer than the other. It is possible the installer put the long end on the inside to make it easier to attach the coax. If that is the case and you have rear access, flip the barrel.
2) Slip ons last about a dozen pulls before they get stretched out. We were not allowed to use them with our meters because of the signal loss and poor contacts. They also leak RF signal like crazy, giving you and possibly some of your neighbors crappy picture.
3) The tool is the way to go unless you lose it. Which you will.
4) What I did was buy a double male barrel and put a female barrel on the end. I also used heat shrink to prevent them from coming apart which isn't completely necessary. Leave it attached camper side. This fits without any issue and when it wears out in 5 years, you can replace it all for about $2. (Shipping can be the killer but I already had some.)

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Old 02-07-2016, 12:07 PM   #22
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Mediabridge

I use Mediabridge cable. It comes with sleeves that go onto the ends to take care of your problem. Here is a link to one of their cables at Amazon. This is exactly what you need.

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Old 02-10-2016, 07:51 PM   #23
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You can do a couple of things, one yes you can get push on ends but the connection may get fuzz on the picture from a loose connection, or you can get a wrench to fit the end or look on coax tools as there a number of different types of easy tools for this purpose.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:11 AM   #24
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OP, what did you do for a solution?

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See the photo in post 3. I found them from here- 10 Qty Pack F Type Push on Male to Female Quick Connectors Adapter Coax RG6 RG59 | eBay

I am fully aware that these can become loose and might cause problems but
I'll give them a try. If I am on park cable and have good reception my fingers will be happy. If it's not so good I'll check these first. IF they get loose I can always give them a little adjustment with pliers.
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Thank you for the reply.

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I use Mediabridge cable. It comes with sleeves that go onto the ends to take care of your problem. Here is a link to one of their cables at Amazon. This is exactly what you need.



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Thank you for the post! Being someone with big, clunky fingers, this is exactly what I've been looking for.


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Thank you for the post! Being someone with big, clunky fingers, this is exactly what I've been looking for.


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You're welcome. If you are thinking like I did a long time ago about finding just the end sleeves so you can put them on all of your cable ends, forget about it. I searched everywhere and couldn't find them. I even called Mediabridge and spoke with them about purchasing them and was told they do not sell them to anybody separate from their cables.

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