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Splicing cable wires
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Zenia    Posted 01-06-2005 at 18:37:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was searching on the internet to figure out how to splice my cable wire bac together, and thought I'd ask you guys.

Grrrr.... first the sprinklers wires, then the puppy chewed up the TV cable wire. There is plenty of extra to play with. It enters the wall about 1' off the ground, into stucco siding. Bitter apple won't stay this time of year because of all the rain. I don't know what to use to cover it up.

Anyway, there must be some easy way to splice it? A connector/ which connector? Guess I'll be looking for that at the hardware store, too. This is what I found, but it talks about more complex things like stealing cable from your neighbor...

Bob    Posted 01-06-2005 at 20:58:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't understand why people add to their already stressed lives with STRESSFULL pets.

Yes, I've been there and done that, and I LIKE dogs and cats, but, thankfully I have NONE at the moment.

The last dog we had got to be so hyper she had to have "doggie valium" to settle her down in certain situations, and got to be a real pain. When she finally wore out, I strongly fought against getting a replacement, and so far, have been successful. (Guess who cleaned up 99% of the messes made by the dog EVERYONE ELSE in the house loved so much!)

Our last house cat, the "cleanest" we've ever had, suddenly got messy. You never knew when or where she'd mess. YUCK! No to mention getting in the garbage, etc.. She finally came up missing after the kids had a big commotion, with lots of kids over. Everyone in the family is torn up about that one, and I have to admit I miss the #$@% cat, too, but I sure don't miss the mess.

Oh, and speaking of STRESSFUL pets, did I mention the wife's cousin and his wife who have 2 Blue Healers in the HOUSE, IN TOWN?

....Bob, The PETLESS, and happy about the situation!

LOL! Similar to why have    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:26:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hehe. Kids are not easy, either, but the love they fill your heart with is without match.

Yes, I have what most people would consider a stressed life, but I wouldn't change it for the world. That puppy who drives me bonkers with his chewing also lifts my heart every morning when he sneaks onto my son's side of the bed for cuddles and kisses, and he follows me like a shadow everywhere I go. He is a very high energy dog, not hyper, but he is a breed that is designed to run 12 hours chasing cattle in the outback without tiring. I knew that, going into this. He is also a very, very smart dog, and smart dogs get bored and cause trouble if they don't get enough attention and exercise. I do the best I can. He is my running buddy, he is rarely alone. I wanted a dog that could run on our heels and keep up when we take the single track on mountain bikes. A dog who can keep up with a horse in a few years. But, he is a puppy. Puppies chew. He has not got his permanent teeth yet. I give him lots of other things to chew on, but he likes those wires.

My last cattle dog was with me almost constantly, but she chewed shoes & other stuff until she was two. Ah well.

Bob    Posted 01-07-2005 at 11:42:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
My BIL has no kids, but a dog he's NUTS about. He's always FUSSING about something the dog did or NEEDS.

When my kids are malfunctioning, and he's complaining about his dog, I always tell him how lucky he is to have a dog instead of kids. I tell him "You can always shoot a dog when you've had enough of it"! (THAT doesn't go over very well with him!)

(Not that I ever WOULD shoot a dog, but it sounds good in theory!)

Zenia    Posted 01-07-2005 at 12:20:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of when my twins were 4 months old, one or the other waking every hour or two all night long then tag-team napping during the day, never on the same schedule. A well meaning friend came over to "help" one day. She was there a few hours, and I enjoyed her company but mostly I got nothing accomplished. Anyway, she had a new Dachsund puppy she kept comparing to my babies, saying how the thing keeps her awake all night, too, and is just like a baby. Hmmm never changed diapers on a dog, oh well. You can put a puppy out of earshot, not so a baby...

Smitty of Cal    Posted 01-06-2005 at 21:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob, number one I don't lead a stressed life and one of the reasons is that I have pets, A labrador, a Wolf mix and an 18 year old cat. I consider myself smarter than my pets so they don't stress me. The love and companionship I recieve well compinsate for any trouble they temporarily give me.

Smitty of Cal    Posted 01-06-2005 at 20:30:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Zenia, the advice about the plastic pipe and connector from Radio Shack are correct.
My wolf mix pup is a terrible chewer and also ruined my truck seat . I bought a Muzzel from a place in Louisiana and she hasn't chewed since. Chewing is from teething or boredom. I take the muzzel off at feeding time. Shasta my pup doesn't mind the muzzel at all.
A google search will get you the 800# for the muzzel.
Good Luck

Zenia    Posted 01-06-2005 at 20:44:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks. He is not left alone much, but the chewing is a combination of boredom and teething. Mostly teething. There isn't too much else outdoors he can destroy. I have him in a big fenced yard, and I have the garden areas fenced off from him. I'd be afraid to leave him unattended with a muzzle. Indoors I keep an eye on him, not hard to do, because when he is indoors he is my shadow : ).

Smitty of Cal    Posted 01-06-2005 at 21:00:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Zenia, I have no safety issue with Shastas muzzel. She has had it for 4 months now with no problems. She sorta likes it I call it her mask and she comes over to let me put it on.
The only problem is she has learned how to use the muzzel as a weapon and rams my Lab, Cat and me with it LOL.

Zenia    Posted 01-06-2005 at 19:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks! You saved me a bunch of Googling! I think I will sleeve it with PVC pipe - good idea! And take a piece to Radio shack/ or the hardware store.

Willy-N    Posted 01-06-2005 at 18:53:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Look for a RG number on the cable. Take a small peice of it to Radio Shack to get a splice for it. They will show you how it goes on. After you splice it be sure to tape it up good with electrical tape to keep moisture out. You could box it in wood to keep the puppy from eating it or while it is in haft slip a plastic pipe around it to protect it. Mark H.

Al /Mi    Posted 01-06-2005 at 19:09:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
They also sell heat shrinks that you put on first then when it's spliced you slide the heat shrink over the splice and heat it with a hair dryer and it shinks down tight making it water proof

TB    Posted 01-06-2005 at 18:58:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
And maybe a berral splice to put the ends back together

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