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[TowerTalk] telephone company non-sticky semi-solid stuff

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Subject: [TowerTalk] telephone company non-sticky semi-solid stuff
From: (Dubovsky, George)
Date: Fri May 23 13:20:08 2003
When you cut the heat shrink off, the adhesive peels off with the heat
shrink. It acts more like a conformal coating than an adhesive. 

As for the "snot", it's definitely a silicone-based substance; I will see
what else I can discover...

geo - n4ua

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Scace K3NA []
> Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 9:39 AM
> To: Dubovsky, George; Towertalk
> Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] telephone company non-sticky semi-solid stuff
>    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.
> 73,
>    -- Eric K3NA
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []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...
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