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Old 10-06-2011, 01:03 AM   #646
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There is also the self annealing tape that acts like heat shrink without the heat or the shrink. It bonds to itself to make a water tight seal. I've used it for years for both marine and automotive uses. It's sorta tricky to use but once you get the hang of it it works really well.

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:02 AM   #647
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Before modern electrical tape came along, there was rubber tape and fabric tape that were used together. Rubber tape was applied to the exposed conductor to insulate it, then fabric tape was applied on top of the rubber to hold it down and provide abrasion resistance. The fabric tape was sticky on both sides and may have been impregnated with tar or something like that.
Yeah I can recall my parents having "friction tape" that matches your description of the fabric tape -- except that ours was so old it wasn't sticky any more. My folks wouldn't ever throw anything away.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:59 AM   #648
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Yeah I can recall my parents having "friction tape" that matches your description of the fabric tape -- except that ours was so old it wasn't sticky any more. My folks wouldn't ever throw anything away.
That's the name I was given, too. My mom had some in a drawer, but didn't have the other tape that went with it. I tried to use it for something when I was a kid, but it was worthless by itself. 'course it may have been 40 years old already, too.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #649
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That's the name I was given, too. My mom had some in a drawer, but didn't have the other tape that went with it. I tried to use it for something when I was a kid, but it was worthless by itself. 'course it may have been 40 years old already, too.
We use to tape up our hockey sticks with that stuff. We'd get a day or two out of it before it would unravel.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:16 AM   #650
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There is also the self annealing tape that acts like heat shrink without the heat or the shrink. It bonds to itself to make a water tight seal. I've used it for years for both marine and automotive uses. It's sorta tricky to use but once you get the hang of it it works really well.

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What you need is SCOTCH (3M) self fusing silicone Heavy duty triangular electrical tape

goes by 70HDT class |H insulation in 1" x 30 foot rolls

available |FREE from your friendly local government electrical worker, i got 20 rolls of that and 20 rolls of the black normal shit........ its da biznitch
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:54 AM   #651
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What you need is SCOTCH (3M) self fusing silicone Heavy duty triangular electrical tape

goes by 70HDT class |H insulation in 1" x 30 foot rolls

available |FREE from your friendly local government electrical worker, i got 20 rolls of that and 20 rolls of the black normal shit........ its da biznitch
I see that 3M sells both triangular and non-triangular versions. Why do you recommend the triangular?
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #652
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out in the woods cutting trail , wifes jeans got torn open on some thorns , about a 6-8" rip , I grabbed a rag from the 4 wheeler ( piece of an old t shirt ) cut it into a strip , used the tip of a pocket knife to poke small holes on either side of the tear , rolled the piece of fabric like a shoe lace and laced the hole shut like a sneaker .
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #653
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Wooden oil filler cap

I once whittled a temporary oil filler cap out of aspen wood. The green wood was chosen because it was the closest tree,but it is also soft enough. Get the diameter right, and the threads in the crankcase will bite and hold strongly. Any softish green wood will work, along with a pocket knife. Leave it a few inches long to make it easy to remove.

Another time I used a big potato on top of my old truck engine to replace the lost cap. The hood held it in place for the 50 miles to town. Smelled good enough to eat by then.

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Old 10-29-2011, 11:36 PM   #654
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Another time I used a big potato on top of my old truck engine to replace the lost cap. The hood held it in place for the 50 miles to town. Smelled good enough to eat by then.

a guy i worked with would cook his lunch by placing on the engine of his truck
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:39 AM   #655
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a guy i worked with would cook his lunch by placing on the engine of his truck
People have been doing that for a long time. There are cookbooks for it now. Here's one:

http://www.amazon.com/Manifold-Desti...9960246&sr=8-1
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:04 AM   #656
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People have been doing that for a long time. There are cookbooks for it now. Here's one:

http://www.amazon.com/Manifold-Desti...9960246&sr=8-1
And feed it to Gordon Ramsey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrV4JnFLDo
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:53 PM   #657
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I see that 3M sells both triangular and non-triangular versions. Why do you recommend the triangular?
triangular makes a neater wrap........... i have both versions
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #658
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Now THAT is clever! Thanks for that gem.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:16 AM   #659
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Put wet socks around your water bottles, it is a way to cool down the bottle without using refrigeration: the condensation will naturally cool the water inside. The more wind the better. In the Sahara it took like 30minutes.
Evaporation, actually.

I recall when I was a kid we'd get these canvas water bag things. Fill them with water, and a bit would ooze through the canvas. Hang them on the outside of the car and have a constant supply of cool water to drink.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #660
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Evaporation, actually.

I recall when I was a kid we'd get these canvas water bag things. Fill them with water, and a bit would ooze through the canvas. Hang them on the outside of the car and have a constant supply of cool water to drink.
BTDT. Soak well before using. Hang on the front bumper.

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