I recently was donated a industrial size roll of something, which I need
to know if it is the described "Vapor Wrap". The local power company tech
had bunches of it in his truck. It came as a roll of black, very sticky
stuff, wound around itself, with a coated paper base separator. It is
about 1/16 to 1/8"
thick, and about 5 inches wide. You can cut it to size or width with a
knife. If a free end dangles and touches another part of the roll, forget
about trying to separate them...just knead into itself, and move on...It
was rubbery, and a 2" wide strip cut off, and wrapped around a connector,
would stretch, and taper, so that it became 3/4" wide, and perhaps 5 times
as long.....good stuff, but is this "Vapor wrap?"
73, DX de Pat, AA6EG/N6IJ
"The Contest Station from the Government"
Marina Amateur Radio Contest Station; N6IJ
599 DX Drive
Marina CA 93933
On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, Jan & Del Seay wrote:
> Why reinvent the wheel? VaporWrap was designed exactly for
> this purpose, is easy to use, you can buy a bunch and keep it
> stored for many years with no degradation, is uv resistant, and
> does a helluva good job. This is the better mousetrap!
> de KL7HF
> > From: Mike <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Oxidized R7-what to do?
> > Date: Sunday, April 19, 1998 6:26 PM
> > > Vapor wrap is a material (typcially butyl rubber) that keeps the
> > >vapor/moisture out of a connector joint. CoaxSeal is a cheap imitation
> > can
> > >perform the same function - it you don't apply directly to the
> > >that is.
> > What about Scotch 88 then scotch coat over that, have not had water or
> > anything else get into that, however it is awful messy.
> > Mike
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