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Re: [TowerTalk] STUF Weather Proofing compound...

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] STUF Weather Proofing compound...
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 19:52:55 -0700
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On 10/3/11 7:42 PM, K8RI on TT wrote:
> On 10/3/2011 8:37 PM, Jim Lux wrote:
>> On 10/3/11 5:00 PM, n4zkf wrote:
>>> I use the commercial version (Andrews) it' 3 inches wide. I use it every day
>>> at cell sites. Put down some electrical tape BEFORE you put this on or you
>>> will have a mess of a time getting it off if you ever need to. It works
>>> well.
>> ANd use the trick of putting the tape on sticky side out, then you don't
>> get tape adhesive on the cable.
> Of course it doesn't seal either, but if you make the contact area long
> enough moisture will not make it all the way through.  That is why most
> weather proofing kits tell you the connector and cable must be clean.

I've always found that the adhesive isn't a particularly good sealer. 
What you're depending on is the stretchiness of the tape against the 
wire jacket.  And yes, long is better than short.

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