mclapp; I too have used CoaxSeal for many years. Really works great. You can remove it if need be to unscrew the fitting and just replace it afterwards.
Sure beats those useless 'weather boots' that only trap moisture in.
egnlsn; Thanks for the link. The only reference I found in that document was the bottom of page 13. Was there something else? I also found it here (3rd from the top);http://www.cencom94.com/gpage.html9.html
That was dealing with a complex distrubition system in a building where errors multiply themselves. In a somewhat simpler install, one antenna, amp and a few TV's I doubt that difference would/could be any real issue. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong or missed something.
You can install crimp connectors with a pair of pliers.
I'm surprised you even said that. I would never even think of useing pliers to 'crimp' any connector.
the risk with using connectors that have pin center conductors is that with many of them, you can't tell for sure whether the center conductor of your coax has penetrated the center conductor seizure mechanism.
Funny you mentioned this as this was a concern of mine for either
type of connector as it is with any other one piece connector with a center pin that isn't soldered or crimped separately.
I have been talking to a couple of distrubitors and one manufacture. He mentioned their 'compression' fittings have the center pin recessed. When the fitting is compressed, the center pin gets pushed into the fitting and out the end into the correct position letting the installer know the compression was done correctly.
I have looked at cut aways showing a flared entry for the center conductor of the RG11 that gets drawn together much as the reverse of peeling a bananna (if that makes sense). These were Holland SLC-11. They call it a "sliding pin'.
I was kinda impressed with that concept.
I also considered connectors with a separate center pin just as some BNC connectors have. I'm not sure how the center conductor gets attached to that pin though, if it is soldered or crimped.