to temporarily fix a broken house roof aerial

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to temporarily fix a broken house roof aerial

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Old-fashioned aerial antennas still exist on many homes, and still serve as a backup when the “high-tech” cable or satellite dishes fail on us. No one wants to miss the Super Bowl because it’s raining. Just a few easy steps and your antenna will be back to its old self in no time.


Plug in your soldering iron and allow it to warm up for several minutes.


Have an assistant hold together the broken ends of the antenna, ensuring the best and tightest fit possible. Lining up the two pieces as closely as possible to how they broke is the best way to do this. If you are missing one of the ends, go to Home Depot and purchase a thin metal rod that approximates the missing piece as closely as possible.


Using electrical tape, tape together the two ends, but make sure the break remains exposed.


Hold the soldering iron and the solder over the break in the antenna. Touch the iron to the solder. Allow it to drip down onto the break. Cover the entire break with the liquid solder.


Wait for the solder to dry and cool. Then, tightly tape over the break using the electrical tape to ensure good support.


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