Brand new tape, stored in a cool basement. High humidity must of been the problem then.Scotch branded tapes are about all I ever use due to their consistent performance. Somehow, I don't think that cool temperature of 78℉ was the cause of the poor adhesion. What was the humidity like? How old was the tape and under what conditions did you store it?
:ditto:Mike, As stated, Scotch 33+ is one of the best, if not THEE best tapes on the market. I've used it for 45 +/- years without problems and this was in 20º temps, 95º temps, and everything in between! I'm thinking oil more than humidity, either on your hands or on the wire.
ThisSpray parts cleaner on a rag, paper towel, etc, and wipe wire down. ALLOW TO DRY and tape. It's also good practice to cut tape when you're through wrapping...don't just pull it to snap it off. Bob
Heatshrink tube is generally available up to 2" before the shrink. There are also wrap around types.Hey, just a question here. Is there a heat shrink tubing available in a size large enough that could be used to cover house wiring splices? Seem like this would be a great use for it.
Biggest I remember seeing was 3” or 4”, but it comes in 1/2”, 1”, 1 1/2”, 2”. Electrical suppliers also carry a rubber boot with a tab to a loop. Are you thinking of putting it over a wirenut? If so, you don’t need it.Hey, just a question here. Is there a heat shrink tubing available in a size large enough that could be used to cover house wiring splices? Seem like this would be a great use for it.