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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2016 - 11:05 AM

Yeah I know some might think what a waste of time or minute but I get a lot of satisfaction fabricating something I don't have to buy out of things I already have. The nearest hardware store is 24 miles round trip besides it was raining, feeling lazy & wanted to just relax & not get real dirty that day.

 

I went to start my GT the other day & no go...broken starter wire at the gromment. I used a piece of #6 braided copper house wire, a few peices of 1/4" ID soft copper tubing, & some heat shrink tubing.

 

I cut the copper tubing about 1 1/4" & pressed flat about half that in a vise. I also pressed a little angle corner near the wire shank to make it more ridged...got to be professional even in the small things.

I then soldered the wire inside the tubing pocket & covered with the heat shrink tubing. Don't put the HST on before you solder, slide it on after the heat cools off....I know this for a fact. :D Drill the holes accordingly & round off the edges.

 

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I made several of these to make my time more beneficial. Thanks for looking!


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 11:53 AM

I like it when a person uses what is available at the time. A fine piece of work.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Thanks for the idea. Pretty easy to make a heavy duty cable that way.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 04:16 PM

Good looking fix!


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 09:50 PM

  Good job!! Necessity is the mother of invention, you needed it and saved some $$ too.

                                           Mike


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 07:13 AM

I've made a couple like that also, yours looks a lot better than mine did :thumbs:


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Posted June 13, 2016 - 07:22 AM

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I make mine to, I solder with a torch and it makes cable making really fast. Plus you can never get the exact length you need with the exact tips. 


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 08:10 AM

Thank you for sharing this. I have a few tractors needing new wires, and this will tip will work out nicely
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Posted June 16, 2016 - 08:28 AM

Been there, done that!


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