Sometimes we forget and we lose connection to the power source that we need to get a job done. We can get a good idea of what we need to do by looking in the mirror and seeing what it looks like, but sometimes it’s better to just get it done, and if we can’t get it done now, we can at least be prepared.
With a few simple tools, you can easily get your electrical connections into shape. If you’ve ever had a big electrical problem that you need to fix and the only way you can do so is by using a hammer, screwdriver, or even a credit card to tighten up your wiring, you know how frustrating this can be. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can usually get a good match of wire or cable to your connectors.
While you may be able to get your electrical connection into shape, you might need to do a bit more elbow grease than that. And when you need to do that, you need to get your connectors out into the open so you can get all the electrical lines (and power) to the point of connection.
When you’re using a wire for power and you’ve used up your first tool to do so, like a screwdriver, you need to go back to the drawing board to find a new connection to your power source. And you need to do that before you actually need to power something.
I just bought a pair of heat shrink electrical connectors, and I have to say they were one of the easiest tools I bought in my life. They were the perfect size for a small socket on a light switch, and they’re also extremely thin and light. While I might have a few more of these around the house, they’re the perfect solution for a power issue.
If you’re using power cords to power things like fans and lights, you may want to consider swapping them out for heat shrink connectors. They’re a bit thicker (and more expensive) than standard electrical connectors, but they’re significantly less likely to snag wires, and you can make them any size you need.
heat shrink connectors are the electrical equivalent of a shrink wrap on a car hood. The idea is that you make a thin tube of plastic and heat it up to about 70 degrees. Then you put the connector inside and apply heat to the plastic. A wire that is attached to the connector heats up to about 150 degrees and keeps the plastic from shrinking. Because it is a heat-shrink, you can use it in a variety of applications.
One of the coolest uses for this connector is when you have a power cord that is too short and you need to cut it off. You can then use the connector to connect two power cords together.
This is a great connector for cutting cords. It’s also a great connector for your home if you use it to connect two outlets to one other outlet. You can use it for all sorts of different things, but the one cool thing about this connector is that it can actually make the wires on your house look like a solid color.
It’s not just about the cool color, though. The use of this connector is that it can help you save money by cutting off a number of electrical cords on the same wall socket. And it can also be used to connect two lights to one light.