The MAKE blog shows you how to splice two wires to NASA standards using a method known as the Western Union or Lineman’s Splice.
Here’s an excerpt from MAKE:
- The conductors shall be pre-tinned.
- There shall be at least 3 turns around each conductor and the wraps shall be tight with no gaps between adjacent turns.
- The wraps shall not overlap and the ends of the wrap shall be trimmed flush prior to soldering to prevent protruding ends.
- Conductors shall not overlap the insulation of the other wire.
Illustration by: NASA