Friday, March 30, 2012
Show me a little tail, please
On the right, we have one that came-up a bit short. To get full strength out of the crimp it must be compressed down around ALL of the cables.
Copper crimp ovals are preferred over aluminum ovals due to reports of cracks and splits in the softer aluminum. Check your cable terminations regularly to see that they holding-up and were done correctly.
Common tool manufacturers for compression fittings are: