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xx   WIRE

Tip on repairing/extending a wire which has broken at the point it enters a "black box" of some kind.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1974 [Apr 1975] (v.5#4) pg. 26

The basics of cable specifications (number of conductors, gauge, capacitance, insulation, etc.) used for remote control, data transmission, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1994 (v.9#6) pg. 9

Straight-wire inductance graph for wire gauges 10-38.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Feb 1966 (v.75#2) pg. 27

A look at the controversy over aluminum electrical wiring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 20

Tip: Super glue wire joints before covering with tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 152

Correct techniques for connecting copper-wire fixtures to aluminum house wiring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 20
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 13

Site-built wire spinner lets you uncoil flat lengths of electric wire without twists or kinks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 26

Tip: Use steel wool to clean oxidation off the wire leads of electronic components.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Spring 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 58

Wiring basics. Part 1. Learning all about home electrical systems. Wire sizes and types.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 85

Tip on splicing No.10 and larger wires using a clamp connector or a split-bolt connector.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 24

How to make a good splice or connection. Four most common splices are shown: Rat-tail, Western Union, simple tap, and fixture-wire splice.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 82

How to live safely with aluminum wiring. A guide to common problems and how to identify and correct them.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 102

What you need to know about your electric service. How to determine the size of the service-entrance conductors for residential use.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1982 (v.7#4) pg. 91

A guide to standard fasteners. (1) Threaded fasteners (cap & machine screws). (2) Crimp-on electrical terminals and connectors.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 87

Build a rack from PVC pipe to store reels of electrical wire. While being dispensed, the wires run through rubber grommets to help straighten them out.
KITPLANES Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 79

Guidelines for the proper way to install switches when using aluminum wiring.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 8

Tip on using WD-40 to lubricate vinyl-jacketed wiring being pulled through holes in wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.22#2) pg. 68

How choose and use copper wire.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1968 (v.29#3) pg. 75

Wire. An overview of the gauge, construction and characteristics of various kinds of electrical wire.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 59
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 27

Crimp-on connectors. The quick way to solderless joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 178

How to cut, splice and connect wires.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 138

Alternative way to cut armored cable (BX) which avoids accidently cutting the wires inside.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1975 (v.144#6) pg. 148

How to solder-splice and use heat-shrink tubing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 152

Tip: How to secure multistrand wire under a terminal screw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 62

Tip: Improve the safety of aluminum wiring by adding copper wire pigtails.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 30

How to defuse the hazards of aluminum house wiring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1987 (v.164#8) pg. 107
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1987 (v.164#12) pg. 6

The new know-how you need for aluminum wiring. The main difference is that aluminum wire must be one size larger than copper wire for a given amperage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 159

Running wiring on and through concrete.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 102

The controversy over aluminum wiring.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1976 (v.208#5) pg. 56

Coping with wire and cable. Tools that make your wire and cable connections look and perform like they were factory made. Includes a lot of tips on proper techniques.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1978 (v.49#1) pg. 34

Make your own custom hardware. Make LED mounting strips and LED holders. Make PC board edge connectors from J-pins. Make IC terminal sockets from J-pin and Molex soldercon. Make piggyback mount for ICs. Make PC board and ribbon-cable connectors from male & female headers. Make your own plug-in terminal strips for discrete components.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1978 (v.49#4) pg. 67

How to splice electrical wire.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 81

A look at how to supply electric power to a rotating device without twisting the mechanism. Sequential models of an antitwister mechanism patented by D.A. Adams and a drawing of a machine embodying the mechanism.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Dec 1975 (v.233#6) pg. 120

Tip: Make wire hangers (straps) from wood.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 70