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Re: [TowerTalk] Splicing and weatherproofing ladder line

To: anthony <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Splicing and weatherproofing ladder line
From: Bill Winkis <>
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 07:53:38 -0500
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Make your splice, solder it well and dress it a perfect as you can..
-Shrink tube each joint..
-Break the head off of two plastic spoons
-Align and center the plastic sticks over each splice
-Go to Lowes an get a blue (color) tube of "loctite Epoxy Putty"
-Follow the instructions on preparing the putty.
-Form the putty around (360) the splice/stick etc..make a small bridge 
of putty between the wires to maintain the distance between the two wires...
-Allow to set...
...I have made test splices using this Loctite Epoxy Putty and have 
maintained waterproof joints going on three years...some tests are 
underground in wet soil...some are on 450 to coax joints etc...some are 
securing Bazooka joints....etc

Bottom Line...It Works!!


anthony wrote:
> 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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