" I don't recommend it. Regular RTV (room temperature vulcanizing)
outgasses ascetic acid which is not recommended around electrical-type
You don't see any professional tower/antenna installers using the stuff. What
they do use is a good tape (e.g. 3M 33 or 88) and then a layer of butyl
rubber vapor wrap. I hate CoaxSeal but that's the kind of stuff. Professional
vapor wrap versions do not stick to the connectors (unlike CoaxSeal) and are
available from _www.championradio.com_ (http://www.championradio.com) .
If you've got your heart set on using RTV, use the kind for aquariums
which does not outgas the ascetic acid.
TOWER TECH -
Professional tower services for hams
Champion Radio Products"
Steve, Is the butyl rubber vapor wrap the same as Scotch rubber mastic tape
(2228), which is available at the big box stores? I have been wrapping joints
in two layers of reversed Scotch 88/33 (sticky side up), then overlapping with
the rubber mastic tape, protected with another double layer of 88 or 33. I
only have about 5 years experience with the mastic, but connectors that I
recently exposed looked like new.
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