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Re: [TowerTalk] FLooded shrink tubing?? Can you remove it??

To: "John Ammeter" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] FLooded shrink tubing?? Can you remove it??
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:48:50 -0400
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Hi John,

As Pat has already said, just score it lengthwise with a boxcutter. If it's 
a cold, or cool day you may need to use a pair of pliers, but it usually 
seperates cleanly from the cable.   Some times a bit of the hot-melt glue 
will stick to the connector but that doesn't hurt the reusability of them. 
It not only adds waterproofing, but a lot of mechanical strength so the 
splice is not very flexible. Then again splices made using connectors aren't 
flexible to begin with.

Cost wise the MMM stuff is arould $10 per lenght which is some where between 
3 and 4 feet long. I purchase it at the local electrical supply/wholesalers.

Roger (K8RI)

>I saw that Roger, K8RI, used heat shrink tubing with "sticky goo" inside
> for his coax connections.  I've got a supply of that from my days at the
> local utility.  We used it for PERMANENT underground splices.
> Has anyone (Roger??) had experience removing that heat shrink from a
> connection?  I'm about to put up a tower with three antennas on it and
> was planning on using "coax-seal" but that heat shrink would be better
> but I've never had to remove it before.
> John KE7JGB
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