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Cutting heat shrink tube

I have a heavy electrical cable that I would like to cover in part with heat shrink tubing. Two problems. First, it is already connected at both ends, and second, it is an odd size. I have some large diameter heat shrink tube that I could cut lengthwise to cover what I need. Will this work? Do I just overlap the free ends, hold them together with wire ties, or seal them with something before I shrink the tubing? Thanks.

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Old 04-28-2004, 05:35 PM
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That won't work, what will work is a product called silicone self-fusing electrical wrap. It sticks to itself and will be watertight after. There are many manufacturers out there, Radio Shack carries it if your having trouble finding it.

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There is also liquid electrical tape. When used correctly i believe it is supposed to be water tight. We used it on our pool lights so I am alomst positive that it is water tight. It comes in a can with a brush like rubber cement
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further to what 70chevy said, at work we sell a product by 3M called Scotchkote for liquid elec. tape.

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