Originally Posted by sailingdog
Some people "KNOW" their way is the only correct way, regardless of what the various people in various industries and the science behind the facts actually says.... and nothing you say or do can convince them otherwise.
I'm not trying to convince those who would re-use already oxidized wire or those who already know all there is to know. I, as always, get concerned for the newbies to DIY who might take what ever they read at face value like "solder first then crimp" ...
P.S. Here is what a true cold formed crimp looks like INSIDE..
Before cutting it open
Cut Open (solid mass of cold formed copper):
I even polished it for the doubters:
Close up (sorry for the bad pics my flash and tripod are on the boat):
Sorry but there is NO water getting past this even before the adhesive heat shrink goes on....