Wires cut - How to repair?

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We accidently cut the cables that run from the antenna into the house. Can I just splice in a new section using connectors and a small piece of cable.
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Anderson

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Posted 4 years ago

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Frank Scheel

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While splicing it could be done as a temporary fix it probably should not be done as a long term solution. You do need to be sure you do not reverse the two cables when you reconnect them. The cables need to be replaced with approved cable for a permanent repair.
If it will be some time before the cables can be replaced, you should probably apply silicon grease inside the connectors and cover the splice with silicon impregnated heat shrink tubing.
Be sure to disconnect terminal from AC source before making any repairs.
Good luck
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Anderson

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Thanks for the information. I appreciate the quick fix tip.
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Sara for Hughes, Official Rep

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Hello Anderson,

While Frank's suggestions may be helpful if you are a certified electrician Hughes does not recommend repairing your own cut wires. There are a lot of variables involved in the fix and you could end up creating more work in the long run. My suggestion would be to connect with our call center and set up a dispatch to have a professional technician come out and address the issue.

The best number to reach us is 866 347 3292.

Thank you, Sara