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    Temporary fix to save imminent death, couplers

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    Thanks for your suggestions guys, but you have little faith in my abilities! Justifiably so, and you're right I don't have any heat shrink. I believe some Chorley citizens use it to keep the sniffer dogs from finding their stash tho.

    I ended up going to Yesss Electrical and got a connector which then has a kind of plastic sleeve which snaps around it. This sleeve is filled with some sort of silicone gel, and claims to be submersible. So should be able to cope with the weather. And is stashed under the roof's soffit for further protection. We have Sky back! In all its shitty glory
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Don'tcha have a normal TV aerial?
    Mrs Pony could watch Emmerdale on freeview - you don't have to have shitty Sky for her to watch shitty Emmerdale.
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    Water gets into the cable it migrates to the box, box goes bang and maybe a fire. Note I said maybe. Replace the cable from dish into house.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    Don'tcha have a normal TV aerial?
    Mrs Pony could watch Emmerdale on freeview - you don't have to have shitty Sky for her to watch shitty Emmerdale.
    No aerial, not had one for a long time. we have an indoor one but her youngest ankle biter (who has moved back in and doesn't seem to be in a hurry to move out) has commandeered it for his telly. Mrs. P would just binge watch the episodes as soon as normal service was resumed
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    Water gets into the cable it migrates to the box, box goes bang and maybe a fire. Note I said maybe. Replace the cable from dish into house.
    You paint a rosy picture of the future Neil! I have faith in the mass of gel the connector is bathing in, but tomorrow I'll go back up there and give it death with my silicone gun
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Well done for getting it back up and running Steve.
    An alternative for waterproofing is self amalgamating tape, I used to use it a lot in my amateur days.

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    Thanks Alan, the kindest words I've heard this last 24 hours! Never heard of self amalgamating tape, is it an electrical thing?
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Here's a radical thought... Phone Sky, tell them what happened, and ask them to send an engineer out. That's what I'd be doing

    No way would I be up ladders, fannying about with cables, as unless you know what you're doing, any 'fix' will just be a bodge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Thanks Alan, the kindest words I've heard this last 24 hours! Never heard of self amalgamating tape, is it an electrical thing?
    think amazon sell it.
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