Once you finish wrapping them, you have to connect the free ends to whatever they are connecting to. They won't just stay together on their own.
Before you solder the ends though, just hold them together and move the cable around. If gaps appear between the two wires, then you probably
need to redo them a little tighter. Just give it a try. I think you will see what I mean.
I just don't get it. My brain is having an epic fail. I can connect the cables at one end, twist them any way I can think of, connect them at the other end, and they just come untwisted... I read somewhere that you need to twist each cable counterclockwise around the other, but I don't see how there's any way to twist them other than "around each other". :-P Can someone draw pictures or something? haha. Or are some cables not twistable?
UPDATE: o.k. My mind was just BLOWN!!! I connected the wire with electrical tape (as a test), twisted them snug but not tightly as you said, sealed the other end with tape... AND THEY DON'T UNTWIST!!! I don't get it. How is that any different than taping both ends and then spinning the whole thing as if you're wringing out a towel? Unreal. hahaha
UPDATE #2: I think I figured it out. When I taped one end and used my hands I was actually wrapping one cable around the other. So one of the cables was essentially remaining straight. Not literally, but I wasn't effectively wrapping that cable in any way, it was the stationary point I wrapped the other one around. I was thinking in my head it was logically the same thing as wrapping the other one the other way, because when I was done they looked the same.
However, when I did it the last time and taped the first end, I held it between my knees and actually did a "left, right, left, right" wrapping of each cable equally. So I'm thinking maybe that made a difference? I'm not sure. But it worked!
Thanks a million! Pardon my stupidity.
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