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How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire

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  1. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire, How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 1, immagine 1 di 1
    • Unplug the lighting.

  2. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 2, immagine 1 di 2 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 2, immagine 2 di 2
    • Using the wire strippers, split both wires apart approximately one inch.

  3. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 3, immagine 1 di 2 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 3, immagine 2 di 2
    • Using the wire strippers, strip about an inch of insulation off of each wire.

    • Use appropriate wire gauge when stripping. A good practice is to start with large gauge and work your way down.

  4. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 4, immagine 1 di 2 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 4, immagine 2 di 2
    • Twist all four copper strands.

    • This will make it easier to work with and help prevent fraying.

  5. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 5, immagine 1 di 1
    • Insert the heat shrink tubing on the longer end of your wire.

    • Once the heat shrink is on your wire, slide it out of your way. We will address the heat shrink in Step 9.

  6. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 6, immagine 1 di 3 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 6, immagine 2 di 3 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 6, immagine 3 di 3
    • Cross and twist the wires together to create a connection.

    • This helps the wires form a better connection when soldering together.

  7. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 7, immagine 1 di 2 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 7, immagine 2 di 2
    • Solder your wires together by applying heat to the bottom of your wires and solder to the top. The solder will melt onto the copper strands solidifying both wires together.

    • Burn and fire hazard. Take appropriate precautions and solder in a well-ventilated area.

    • Pre-heat soldering iron to 325 Fahrenheit.

  8. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 8, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use electrical tape to wrap the soldered wires.

    • This will prevent both wires from contacting each other.

  9. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 9, immagine 1 di 1
    • Slide the heat shrink over the soldered wires.

  10. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 10, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use your heat source to apply heat to the heat shrink.

    • Burn and fire hazard.

    • Apply heat from heat appliance half an inch away from heat shrink.

  11. How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 11, immagine 1 di 2 How to Repair a Christmas Tree Light Wire: passo 11, immagine 2 di 2
    • Connect your Christmas tree plug into the outlet.

Conclusione

You've completed soldering and properly covered any exposed wires being worked on. Connect your cable to an electrical outlet; you're Christmas tree is ready to light once again.

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