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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: weatherproof tape for antennas? (more)
From: (Steve G.)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 23:15:59 -0700

Scotch 70 also works quite well.  It's a self-fusing, high temperature, 
silicone rubber electrical tape composed of self- fusing, inorganic 
silicone rubber that provides a waterproof seal.  I also cover it with a 
standard electrical tape like Scotch 33 or 88 or whatever - just to keep 
the dirt and grime off it.  73.

At 12:53 PM 6/18/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>BTW, the scotch # of the tape you are looking for, is
># 23 - ( Now you realize my confusion vs #33 tape  ! )
>and, tho may be slightly harder to find- (found 88 at lowes,
>33 tape at lowes and home depot), lowes has a tape that should be similar to
>scotch 23, scotch  #2155.  these tapes are called "Rubber Shrink Tape" , and
>to apply, cut the amount you want to use (or tear).  these tapes have a thin
>membrane of white plastic separating the wraps on the roll, disgard it).
>then stretch to about 1-1/2 times the length, and wrap around coax,
>conectors, and back to the other end of the coax., being sure to leave no
>then cover with 88 tape. think you will find this will deliver you a very
>waterproof connector, and if for some reason you need to re enter it, peel
>off the 88 tape, then with a knife, along the connector body, slice thru the
>carefully remove the rest of the tape cutting from the coax outward, so as
>not to nick the coax sheath and you will have a clean surface to reseal
>against!  as info, jim nn7k
>p.s. to look up this tape, found at least one electrical supplier with
>webpage, prices not bad, but don't know about shipping. but a good
>electrical supplier (w.w grainger, greybar, ect) should have these tapes in
>   self vulcanizing tape does, however, form a
> > watertight seal, and fills every nook and cranney of a coax splice, and
> > insides of coax connectors stay dry, and corrosian free for years if
> > properly, even at 100+ mph winds, and temperature extremes of -40 to +110
> > degrees and in severe iceing .
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