Heat Shrink

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Heat Shrink

Post by Subsonicnat » 04 Feb 2019, 23:37

We all know there is heat shrink tubing,but,,Was looking for TAPE with the same properties.
Found it in Screwfix,,,it doesn t need heat but STRETCHING to about twice its length..
Works a treat, The times I forgot to run tubing over the wire before soldering then cutting and soldering again,drove me mad,Trying to get it done quickly..
No heat required it sticks to itself with the stretching acting,waterproof as well..
And it costs about £2:50 for 3 meters,I cut it down the middle as it is about and inch wide
Amazing stuff,Like it a lot.. =D> .
Well worth putting in the boot for emergencies.
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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by Paul-R » 05 Feb 2019, 00:16

Isn't that self-amalgamating tape? Used for sealing the plugs on satellite dishes and other things.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by Subsonicnat » 05 Feb 2019, 01:15

Hi Paul,
Yes thats the one mate..
Apparently they use it one down pipes leaking guttering pipes,good for lots of emergencys that you come across in the house and car.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by white exec » 05 Feb 2019, 08:11

That's the stuff. The more you stretch it, the narrower it gets. It really does amalgamate, so needs to be sliced off (sharp blade) if you need to remove it.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by Subsonicnat » 05 Feb 2019, 12:24

Hi SORRY,,
Reread my POST,I inadvertantly missed the [2] in the price.
it should have read £2.50
Have now amended it..

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by myglaren » 05 Feb 2019, 15:13

Subsonicnat wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 12:24
Hi SORRY,,
Reread my POST,I inadvertantly missed the [2] in the price.
it should have read £2.50
Have now amended it..


I though it looked suspiciously cheap - I paid about £5 for a roll. A fairly large roll though.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by Paul-R » 05 Feb 2019, 15:37

Pay for a roll? Don't you know any Sky installers?

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by Subsonicnat » 05 Feb 2019, 18:50

No, I do not Paul,
fitted and aligned my own Sats,Saves alot of money,enough to pay for a few rolls of the said tape lol. Did buy an alignment signal tester,cost about £5.00..
Doesn t eat anything now I have bought it,Very handy tool as well.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Feb 2019, 19:08

Heat shrink OVER self amalgamating tape for water proof joints. Bonus is you use less tape.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by white exec » 24 Feb 2019, 19:38

Heat-shrink sleeving comes adhesive-lined and plain. The adhesive melts with the heat and forms a completely sealed joint. For extra protection, use two or more layers of h/s sleeving.

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Re: Heat Shrink

Post by van ordinaire » 25 Feb 2019, 22:53

You can get split shrink wrap, expensive though - & really don't know how it works.