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Old 11-25-2016, 11:22 AM   #21
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I use cheap tape, like 1700, sticky side out, then 130C then 88.

This way, as noted above, when the splice needs to be taken apart, simply slit it with a knife and it'll peel right off. Nothing is stuck to the wire or terminals.
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Regular preventive and predictive maintenance is the best solution in my opinion.
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To really go old school how about sticky cambric turned sticky side out for first few turns, (there was a time when cambric did not have a sticky side btw) then rubber, then 33 and finally friction tape?

I still have a roll of friction tape downstairs somewhere. lol
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To really go old school how about sticky cambric turned sticky side out for first few turns, (there was a time when cambric did not have a sticky side btw) then rubber, then 33 and finally friction tape?

I still have a roll of friction tape downstairs somewhere. lol
That is how I like to do it on bolted lugs. I have it down to second nature and can go fast. Use the right width of tape and pile the tape on the end before you wrap around it.

I have seen people mess it up though. Taping it loosely without stretching the linerless is a pain to get off. Use lots of cambric to round it up and tape it tight. Only put one strip of linerless in the crotch. It doesn't need any more.

If you do it right it should pull itself off the connection when you cut it unless it has been baked on there for 10 years.
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That is how I like to do it on bolted lugs. I have it down to second nature and can go fast. Use the right width of tape and pile the tape on the end before you wrap around it.

I have seen people mess it up though. Taping it loosely without stretching the linerless is a pain to get off. Use lots of cambric to round it up and tape it tight. Only put one strip of linerless in the crotch. It doesn't need any more.

If you do it right it should pull itself off the connection when you cut it unless it has been baked on there for 10 years.
I had a call late one night about a big motor not running. Got to the plant and found a blown fuse.
Replaced it and bang another fuse gone.
Megged it and found a dead short. Opened the peckerhead and found the split bolts taped with no more than two layers of 33. Nothing more.
Turns out they let a mechanic connect it that day instead of calling me.
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I had a call late one night about a big motor not running. Got to the plant and found a blown fuse.
Replaced it and bang another fuse gone.
Megged it and found a dead short. Opened the peckerhead and found the split bolts taped with no more than two layers of 33. Nothing more.
Turns out they let a mechanic connect it that day instead of calling me.
lucky there was not vfd, it would probably have failed also
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lucky there was not vfd, it would probably have failed also
If it was on a VFD, highly unlikely it would have had motor fuses.
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Holy crap. You can tell he works for the manufacturer considering how much fricken tape that dude is using!
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