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Old 01-12-2010, 11:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Only bad thing about getting the heat shrink at one of those stores is they only come in 6" pieces. You'll have to get it online or a local place that sells it in bulk. Ck Flea-Bay or hit up LuisV on AO
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I bought 5' of 1/2" shrink tube (2:1 shrink ratio) from these guys last year: Heat Shrink 12"' of Each: 3/16" 1/4" 3/8" 1/2" 1" NEW on eBay.ca (item 260536538129 end time 12-Jan-10 16:21:55 EST)

It seemed to be a decent price for not having to go out looking, and it is great stuff.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I totally spaced on the heat gun part. Is that something I need to purchase as well or would something like a hair blow dryer be hot enough?
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:50 PM   #34 (permalink)
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The hair dryer I found in my house wasn't hot enough to shrink the tubing, so what I did was turn on the stove up to max heat and just hold the parts over the element. It actually worked MUCH better than I thought it would!
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My wife's hair dryer certainly uses enough power to do it. It worked a little slow in the summer. If she hadn't taken it back, I would have taped off most of the fan inlet. Hair dryers put out too much air for what you need for heat shrink. Of course, you have to be careful not to melt the housing around the heating element.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:18 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The hair dryer I found in my house wasn't hot enough to shrink the tubing, so what I did was turn on the stove up to max heat and just hold the parts over the element. It actually worked MUCH better than I thought it would!
That's exactly what I do and it works great, you just gotta be careful not to burn yourself
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My wife's hair dryer worked out pretty well the day my heat gun took a dive.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:56 PM   #38 (permalink)
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found some macro with a working pressure of 800psi!!!!

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I totally spaced on the heat gun part. Is that something I need to purchase as well or would something like a hair blow dryer be hot enough?
Ever heard of a lighter? I pretty well only use the lighter I carry around for this purpose ONLY
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Phantom hardline and fittings work well too
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