What happens with the adhesive when you re-open the connector? Is it a true
glue, or can it be cleaned off?
Re: snot. Ask your telco friends what it's really called and where it comes
from, if you get a chance. My curiosity has been
piqued. Thanks for all the info.
-- Eric K3NA
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Dubovsky, George
Sent: 2003 May 23 Friday 09:16
To: Jim Lux; Towertalk
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] telephone company non-sticky semi-solid stuff
There is also the adhesive-filled heat shrink; this stuff is usually
provided with hard-line connector kits. I have been using SPC Technology
type PHS polyolefin heat shrink at work recently. It has a 3:1 shrink ratio,
so it fits to coax connectors very well, and oozes a clear seal out of both
ends of the finished piece. When it cools, the glue solidifies, so it
doesn't get all over everything else. I have been getting it from Newark; it
is available in unshrunk IDs from 1/8" to 1.5". Newark's P/N 87N1382 is 1"
ID, for instance, and it will shrink down to 0.32".
geo - n4ua
p.s.: the telco folks I know just call that gel stuff "snot". That describes
it's annoying physical behaviors perfectly...