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Subject: [TowerTalk] re; STUF Weather Proofing compound...
From: Jon Pearl - W4ABC <>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:51:31 -0400
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Hi Steve, et. al...

I've been following this thread with interest.

I have long disliked CoaxSeal for the very reasons you have described.  
Three years ago I threw a new project up in the air and was at a loss as 
to what to use for joint sealing so I tried Scotch 2228 Moisture Sealing 
Electrical Tape, for the first time.  I found it on the electrical aisle 
at Home Depot where I popped a box of the stuff open and liked what I 
saw and felt.

It cuts easily with a pair of scissors, leaving no residue and can be 
layered and fused together nicely.  The outside of the tape is somewhat 
tacky while the inside is very sticky.  Brown paper keeps the inside off 
of the outside.  Handling it to seal it to itself is a pleasure as your 
hands stay clean.

I folded my tower over a few weeks back and checked the seal of a 
LMR-400 to N-Connector to T-Match connection on a six meter beam and the 
tape has not shrunk or pulled back and it remains pliable.  Time will 
tell but I'm pleased with its sealing abilities so far.


Jon Pearl - W4ABC

>      Please tell me you didn't put the CoaxSeal  directly on the connector.
> While I hate CoaxSeal (since most people put it  directly on a connector,
> thus rendering the connector useless if you ever  take the connector off), if
> you put a layer or 2 of tape on the  connector first, and then put the
> CoaxSeal on followed by 2 more wraps of  tape, its use is acceptable. 
> Otherwise
> it's a one-time use.
> Cheers,
> Steve     K7LXC

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