The home stores sell little kits for splicing well pump wire.
They have good heat shrink with goo inside.
When the tubing shrinks, the glue is squeezed into the joint and out the
ends of the tube. They work for years underground or underwater.
Then again, open wire feeders need not be insulated and a good Western Union
splice, soldered, will last a lifetime, insulation or not.
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> Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 12:44:26 -0500
> From: "anthony" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Splicing and weatherproofing ladder line
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> Merry christmas to everyone.
> I need some advice. Im lengthining my 450 ohm ladder line, The splice will
> be outside in the elements. What would be the best way to totally weather
> proof the connection. I was thinking a few coats of scotchcoat and then
> some GE clear silicone. Any help would be apreciated. thanks fellow hams.
> tony k2vi
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