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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 6:29 am 
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Am I the only one who uses it? I can't locate it at that usual places I order from.

Anyone have a source?

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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:38 am 
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I use it plenty. Most recently I have bought a few diameters, and in lengths of many feet, of this stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M8PK3KJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&th=1

I buy white and then use various colored Sharpies to get the color-coding I want.

There's an argument to be made for buying some 3:1 shrink ratio for ... special occasions.


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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:01 pm 
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I got some at Home Depot (Canada). In white!


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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:22 pm 
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My latest use for heat shrink tubing is to repair a shoelace when the aglet is broken and the lace is fraying. Stick a little piece of diode lead in there for stability, and your lace is as good as new!

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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
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sjaustin wrote:
My latest use for heat shrink tubing is to repair a shoelace when the aglet is broken and the lace is fraying. Stick a little piece of diode lead in there for stability, and your lace is as good as new!


Nice! The things I learn in this forum never ceases to amaze me! I never knew that piece of plastic actually had a name!
Thanks Scott! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:11 am 
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sjaustin wrote:
My latest use for heat shrink tubing is to repair a shoelace when the aglet is broken and the lace is fraying. Stick a little piece of diode lead in there for stability, and your lace is as good as new!

Clever boy! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:15 am 
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Word of the year

Aglet !!!!

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warm places theory sounds plausible. Occasionally, I wake up and think my snake is missing too, but it turns out it's just a chilly morning. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:16 am 
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WMP1 wrote:
I use it plenty. Most recently I have bought a few diameters, and in lengths of many feet, of this stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M8PK3KJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&th=1

I buy white and then use various colored Sharpies to get the color-coding I want.

There's an argument to be made for buying some 3:1 shrink ratio for ... special occasions.


Why in the world I didn't think to check amazon is beyond me considering how much I order from there :roll:

Thanks man for waking up my old man brain.

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warm places theory sounds plausible. Occasionally, I wake up and think my snake is missing too, but it turns out it's just a chilly morning. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:35 am 
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TNblueshawk wrote:
Why in the world I didn't think to check amazon is beyond me considering how much I order from there :roll:

Word! Those guys sell EVERYTHING!!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Heat shrink
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duhvoodooman wrote:
TNblueshawk wrote:
Why in the world I didn't think to check amazon is beyond me considering how much I order from there :roll:

Word! Those guys sell EVERYTHING!!! :shock:


I remember waaaay back the only thing I got from them was CD's when Amazon first hit the scene. I can't recall for sure but they didn't sell too much other stuff off my terrible memory.

Should have bought some stock when they first started.

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