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Quick question about electrical tape...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kantastic, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Kantastic

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    Can I use black electrical tape to "sleeve" fan wires? I don't know how to sleeve the wires properly so I thought I'd use tape... would this be an issue? Afterall, it is "electrical" tape... whatever that means.
  2. Bundy

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    Electrical tape has the right width, stretch and stickyness to be convenient for electricians. Other than being non conductive, there isn't much special about it.
    It will work for what you want to do but can be messy.
  3. Kreij

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    It will work fine, but if you have to un-sleeve a bundle it's going to be a sticky mess.
    I would use split cut flex tube (of the appropiate diameter).
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    I agree with Kreij and go with that or shrink tubing.
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    Yeah I was thinking about that too, but it will ne messy, either when you decide to take it off or heat wears it and dust settles on em.

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