[TowerTalk] Shrink Tubing on Coax & PL-259?
Ian White GM3SEK
gm3sek at ifwtech.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 23:10:05 PDT 2009
Tom Osborne wrote:
>Seems to me that I saw somewhere a sealer that went inside the shrink tube.
>Then when you heat the tubing, it shrunk and kept the sealer inside. 73
Hot melt glue, from a glue gun. It can be used with plain heat shrink
sleeving, or to fill gaps inside sleeving that already has a thin lining
For "heavy duty" applications, almost all connectors could use some
strain relief where the cable enters the connector body. Apply a ring of
hot-melt glue at this location, then while the glue is still hot and
liquid, slide on the sleeving and shrink it down. When all of this has
cooled and set, it makes an excellent waterproof strain relief.
As Roger says, the sleeving and adhesive can be removed quite easily
when you really want to.
73 from Ian GM3SEK 'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB)
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