I'll second Steve's suggestion.
If for some reason you cannot find butyl rubber vapor wrap, try what, I
believe, is something similar -- Scotch 70. It is a self-fusing, rubber
tape is easy to cut and split when it needs to be removed.
Another Steve, NL7W,
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] sealing connectors
In a message dated 6/11/04 5:37:43 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> I went into my local Home Depot store and expected to find liquid
> plastic/plastic in a can, but they didn't carry it.
> I'm trying to seal some connectors that are going to be put up outside
> don't want to use silicone sealer.
> This stuff comes in small cans and you dip your tool handles in it to
> them with plastic or paint it on the connector to be sealed and let it
> Anyway, I'm not quite sure of the name of the product/manufacturer and
> sure where else to look for it, which probably means I'll have to mail
> order it?!
> Any suggestions?
Sure - skip the plastic coating. It's been my experience that even the
ones that say they're UV resistant AREN'T - they dry out and flake off in
of the manufacturing claims.
Why don't you use the old tried-and-true method used on thousands
(probably millions) of outdoor commercial joints like those at commercial
cellular sites? A couple of layers of Scotch 33 or 88, a layer of butyl
wrap, and then a couple more layers of tape. The result is a pretty
joint. If you want, you can put your plastic stuff on the top (where you can
watch it eventually blow away) or many installers use clear acrylic spray
for the top coating. In any case it's the old belt-and-suspenders approach.
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