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Re: [TowerTalk] Sealing Coax Connector

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Sealing Coax Connector
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:23:14 EDT
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In a message dated 10/14/2010 10:30:47 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  People seem to have so many different methods...I use  coax-seal...a 
specially made for the purpose. Messy but  effective  I have been 
to use 3M 103C by a coax-seal  hater..hi hi
    I also hate CoaxSeal. Once you put it on a  connector - you can never 
get it off; you have to throw the connector away.  The commercial versions 
(e.g. db Products, Andrew, etc.) are much  better.
    CoaxSeal is a butyl rubber-type vapor wrap and  will do a decent job if 
it goes over an initial layer or two of good  electrical tape. Cover the 
vapor wrap with another couple of layers of  electrical tape and you've got a 
pretty bombproof connection. (Be sure  the last outer wrap of tape goes UP 
if the coax is vertical - that'll  keep water from running right into the 
Steve    K7LXC
PS - There's a good chapter on weatherproofing in my UP THE TOWER book  



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