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Best Way to Repair Broken or Chewed Power Cords

Leah demonstrates how to repair chewed and broken power cords, using a western union splice and heat shrink tubing.

Links to Tools and Materials Leah uses in this video:

Heat-shrink tubing, Multi-colored assortment: https://amzn.to/2Af1Yrx
Hot Air Gun: https://amzn.to/2LvNSY7

Leah’s Recommended Tools for Beginner DIY-ers:

Power Tools:

DeWalt 20V Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill Driver: https://amzn.to/2LrHaCu (currently on sale!)
Skil Circular Saw with Laser Beam Guide: https://amzn.to/2Opokto
Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit: https://amzn.to/2LGKucl (currently on sale!)
Black and Decker Smart Select Jig Saw: https://amzn.to/2JY9lTT
Black and Decker Random Orbit Sander: https://amzn.to/2mORkP0

Hand Tools:

Stanley 20-piece basic screwdriver set: https://amzn.to/2LN23Y2:
Irwin Tools Universal Hand Saw: https://amzn.to/2LGFWCQ
Erstwing 16-oz Claw Hammer: https://amzn.to/2NM8ZCj
Lufkin Quick-Read Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/2NQwgTG
Stanley Value Chisels (for everyday use): https://amzn.to/2mNdi4I
Stud-Pop Magnetic StudFinder: https://amzn.to/2Opsrpk
Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Notebooks: https://amzn.to/2Afairl

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  1. Purchasing a replacement power cord is the best solution. Very inexpensive and much more sturdy. Heat shrink tubing is not thick like wire jacketing and even the heat shrink tubing with adhesive tears VERY easily.

  2. You mean the electrical nuts on my circular saw where I cut through the cord isn’t the best way? πŸ˜‚ Just because it gets caught on the wood almost every time? πŸ˜‚ Maybe I will redo it. It’s been that way for years and years. πŸŽ‰

  3. Who just happens to have a heat gun around?

  4. You're awesome! Love your videos!

  5. Leah! Brilliant!!! Exactly what i needed! House of Cats, or as I call them The Wrecking Crew has destroyed SO MANY CORDS!!!! This week it was their water fountain, and I just did not want to throw it out! You ROCK!!! <3


  7. dang 2 cables in 1? Thats some high tech equipment! too complex for me !

  8. Thanks Leah .Heat shrink tubing and three DIY stores within walking distance

  9. Can you use a blow dryer? Can you use the on a washer repair? Thanks from KC.

  10. Hi there, Jane. I'd like to do this process with a 110V 60hz motororized fan that is on our school campus. The air hockey table that it powers could use a little TLC! However, the plug that originally belonged to the fan is gone. How can I know what sort of wire to use, or if I need a wire with 2 or 3 prongs?

  11. Thank you for this informative, easy to understand demonstration. Gives me much more confidence to get the job done myself!

  12. Love you soooo much …. thank you for all your info on every subject…. keep it going

  13. This is so cool. Now I just need to look up how to twist those wires but I think I can fix my old record player myself. Woo hoo!

  14. The repair kit costs $30 and the specialty heat gun costs $20 to $40. Some 3M electrical tape costs $2 to $8.

  15. thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge and ENCOURAGEMENT that we can do it!! I can't wait to fix my chewed cord!

  16. Only use 60/40 type solder for electrical repairs,other types of solder cant be used as the flux it contains could cause corrosion in the the wire joint, which means sometime later you'll have to cut it out & redo it all over again πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

  17. I can’t tell but did you twist together both the inner wire and the woven shielding? The shielding is usually the negative current (DC current) or the neutral (AC). I always use marine heat shrink which has glue inside it and is waterproof. HF sells an inexpensive kit of it like those shown in the video.

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