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Old 04-14-2014, 11:55 AM
doostain doostain is offline
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Lighting Shrink...anybody use them?

I use them and they are awesome. Super tight and strong connection. The jacket can be torched with mapp gas and doesnt burn or melt.
Anybody else use them and why?
Who refuses to use them and why?

Thanks guys!
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:12 PM
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I have used them exclusively for the past 4 years. The connection is simply solid and I don't worry about a loose wire coming out of the crimps.

Time and time again, every time I go on a troubleshooting call, it has yet to be a loose connection. And I would rather support a small business.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:54 AM
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I prefer the Ace connector with the two set screws on the barrel and the heat shrink sleeve. In a pinch, HD has barrel connectors and Raychem shrink sleeves that work the same. No wire nuts of any kind outside of a J box.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:06 AM
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I buy bulk, adhesive lined tube and crimp all of my connections with buchanan crimps. Works the same as the Light shrink. I use crimped connections for everything, however I still prefer to use sure splice DBY's in the ground and heat shrink tubing for everything above the ground that is visible.

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Old 04-25-2014, 01:40 AM
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we have been 100% lighting shrink for sometime, good stuff.
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