tape job


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i was inspecting a tower and just wanted to show the importance of properly wrapping tape. you can see a water bubble on the top wrap.


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We were taught in school to shingle the tape from bottom to top to shed the water, I guess they they were taking CRT instead of a trade they could use later on in life.


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Tape is worthless as water barrier. self fusing mastic is OK, heat melt is best. I've tried some of the new generation "cold shrink" but I haven't seen the long term. So far it looks promising rivaling heat melt heat shrink, And for places that a torch is problematic I think it will work well.


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Useful items, yes.
But even they fail when applied improperly.
Doing it right is a skill which comes only from discipline.