Yeah, I had the shrink tubing shrink a little and could not slide it over.Make sure the heat shring is first slid onto one wire, but a fair way from the joint so it does not get hot.
Then, twist the wires together for mechanical strength, ensuring the wires are thinner than the insulation.
Solder the wires, and wait for them to cool down before sliding the heat shrink over the joint.
Then shrink it down.
I mainly use "Twin Wall" heatshrink now. That is the type that has a layer of hot melt glue inside so it shrinks and seals well.
Thanks. I was doing it as shown, but I had the wire stripped only about .5 inch.
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