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Re: Heat Shrink Electrical Fittings

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T in NE

06-20-2013 00:04:40

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I prefer a small butane torch. Coleman bottle propane torches work but it's easy to burn the tubing. Not so much with the small flame from the butane.

you using generic shrink-tube, or the dual-wall that seals them up weather-tight?

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Del Huebner

06-20-2013 04:34:36

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 Re: Heat Shrink Electrical Fittings in reply to T in NE, 06-20-2013 00:04:40  
Which do you recommend? I am attempting to make a wire harness for my Ferguson on my work bench so the wire ends will be quite easy to access.

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T in NE

06-20-2013 21:52:12

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 Re: Heat Shrink Electrical Fittings in reply to Del Huebner, 06-20-2013 04:34:36  
Use the double-wall or "marine-grade". It seals the connection and water can't get in, helps keep the wire from deteriorating inside. Also takes some of the strain off the crimp connectors if you don't solder them. They can work loose after a few years of vibration if not soldered.

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