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  1. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber sleeving,
    the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving and
    that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    equivalent) sleeving?

    Cheers

    Ian
     
  2. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest


    A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving - bloody
    progress.

    |Cheers

    ian
     
  3. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    Ok, just found RS does neoprene sl;eeving.

    Cheers

    ian
     
  4. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :Ian Bell wrote:
    :> I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber sleeving,
    :> the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    :> instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving and
    :> that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    :> equivalent) sleeving?
    :>
    :> Cheers
    :>
    :> Ian
    :
    :
    :A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving - bloody
    :progress.
    :
    :|Cheers
    :
    :ian


    Neoprene Sleeving is but one of a number of types of "Insulation Sleeving"
    products. There is also PVC Sleeving, PTFE Sleeving or tubing, Silicone Sleeving
    as well as the various types of Expandable Nylon Sleeving, and so on...

    If you had just Googled on "insulation sleeving site:.uk" you would have come up
    with a heap of results, eg. http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/products
     
  5. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    But I don't want just 'insulation' sleeving, you are right there's loads
    of that about. What I want is sleeving that stretches.

    Cheers

    Ian
     
  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    What's wrong wiht heatshrink? It's what everyone else uses...

    Do you want sort of a flexible strain relief action? I've seen
    fluorosilicone rubber bushings for those huge boxy screw-together plugs.
    Probably cost a fortune, too.

    Tim
     
  7. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>
    :> :Ian Bell wrote:
    :> :> I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber sleeving,
    :> :> the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    :> :> instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving and
    :> :> that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    :> :> equivalent) sleeving?
    :> :>
    :> :> Cheers
    :> :>
    :> :> Ian
    :> :
    :> :
    :> :A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving - bloody
    :> :progress.
    :> :
    :> :|Cheers
    :> :
    :> :ian
    :>
    :>
    :> Neoprene Sleeving is but one of a number of types of "Insulation Sleeving"
    :> products. There is also PVC Sleeving, PTFE Sleeving or tubing, Silicone
    Sleeving
    :> as well as the various types of Expandable Nylon Sleeving, and so on...
    :>
    :> If you had just Googled on "insulation sleeving site:.uk" you would have come
    up
    :> with a heap of results, eg. http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/products
    :
    :But I don't want just 'insulation' sleeving, you are right there's loads
    :eek:f that about. What I want is sleeving that stretches.
    :
    :Cheers
    :
    :Ian


    "What I want is sleeving that stretches"

    This information was not even intimated at in your original post but even if it
    were my recommendation to search for "Insulation Sleeving" is still valid since
    it covers ALL types from which it is your pregative to choose the one you want.

    If you are simply covering soldered joints on general purpose commercial
    equipment then do what everyone else does and use heatshrink. In specialist high
    reliability applications silicone rubber tubing is often used. The latter
    stretches and due to the fact that you don't want it to slide off the joint
    under normal environamental conditions, it is usually selected smaller than the
    wire/joint diameter and then expanded using special pliers (in certain
    circumstances) and a lubricant is used to aid in sliding the tubing over the
    joint.
     
  8. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    You cannot get it off again is what is wrong with it.

    No, I want insulation of soldered joints.


    Cheers

    Ian

    I've seen
     
  9. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    Surely I don't have to explain that stretching is a property of rubber??
    Cheers

    Ian
     
  10. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>
    :> :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :> :> On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:54:22 +0000, Ian Bell <>
    wrote:
    :> :>
    :> :> :Ian Bell wrote:
    :> :> :> I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber sleeving,
    :> :> :> the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    :> :> :> instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving and
    :> :> :> that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    :> :> :> equivalent) sleeving?
    :> :> :>
    :> :> :> Cheers
    :> :> :>
    :> :> :> Ian
    :> :> :
    :> :> :
    :> :> :A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving - bloody
    :> :> :progress.
    :> :> :
    :> :> :|Cheers
    :> :> :
    :> :> :ian
    :> :>
    :> :>
    :> :> Neoprene Sleeving is but one of a number of types of "Insulation Sleeving"
    :> :> products. There is also PVC Sleeving, PTFE Sleeving or tubing, Silicone
    :> Sleeving
    :> :> as well as the various types of Expandable Nylon Sleeving, and so on...
    :> :>
    :> :> If you had just Googled on "insulation sleeving site:.uk" you would have
    come
    :> up
    :> :> with a heap of results, eg. http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/products
    :> :
    :> :But I don't want just 'insulation' sleeving, you are right there's loads
    :> :eek:f that about. What I want is sleeving that stretches.
    :> :
    :> :Cheers
    :> :
    :> :Ian
    :>
    :>
    :> "What I want is sleeving that stretches"
    :>
    :> This information was not even intimated at in your original post but even if
    it
    :> were my recommendation to search for "Insulation Sleeving" is still valid
    since
    :> it covers ALL types from which it is your pregative to choose the one you
    want.
    :
    :Surely I don't have to explain that stretching is a property of rubber??
    :>
    :
    :Cheers
    :
    :Ian


    You could have been just yearning for the old days and methods used back then
    for all we know.... I just gave you options and now you are trying to make an
    issue out of me trying to help you. You obviously aren't too knowledgeable and
    can't search using Google otherwise you wouldn't have had to ask for help via
    this NG.
     
  11. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest

    You obviously did not see my first three posts.

    Cheers

    Ian
     
  12. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>
    :> :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :> :> On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:06:02 +0000, Ian Bell <>
    wrote:
    :> :>
    :> :> :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :> :> :> On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:54:22 +0000, Ian Bell <>
    :> wrote:
    :> :> :>
    :> :> :> :Ian Bell wrote:
    :> :> :> :> I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber
    sleeving,
    :> :> :> :> the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    :> :> :> :> instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving
    and
    :> :> :> :> that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    :> :> :> :> equivalent) sleeving?
    :> :> :> :>
    :> :> :> :> Cheers
    :> :> :> :>
    :> :> :> :> Ian
    :> :> :> :
    :> :> :> :
    :> :> :> :A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving -
    bloody
    :> :> :> :progress.
    :> :> :> :
    :> :> :> :|Cheers
    :> :> :> :
    :> :> :> :ian
    :> :> :>
    :> :> :>
    :> :> :> Neoprene Sleeving is but one of a number of types of "Insulation
    Sleeving"
    :> :> :> products. There is also PVC Sleeving, PTFE Sleeving or tubing, Silicone
    :> :> Sleeving
    :> :> :> as well as the various types of Expandable Nylon Sleeving, and so on...
    :> :> :>
    :> :> :> If you had just Googled on "insulation sleeving site:.uk" you would
    have
    :> come
    :> :> up
    :> :> :> with a heap of results, eg. http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/products
    :> :> :
    :> :> :But I don't want just 'insulation' sleeving, you are right there's loads
    :> :> :eek:f that about. What I want is sleeving that stretches.
    :> :> :
    :> :> :Cheers
    :> :> :
    :> :> :Ian
    :> :>
    :> :>
    :> :> "What I want is sleeving that stretches"
    :> :>
    :> :> This information was not even intimated at in your original post but even
    if
    :> it
    :> :> were my recommendation to search for "Insulation Sleeving" is still valid
    :> since
    :> :> it covers ALL types from which it is your pregative to choose the one you
    :> want.
    :> :
    :> :Surely I don't have to explain that stretching is a property of rubber??
    :> :>
    :> :
    :> :Cheers
    :> :
    :> :Ian
    :>
    :>
    :> You could have been just yearning for the old days and methods used back then
    :> for all we know.... I just gave you options and now you are trying to make an
    :> issue out of me trying to help you. You obviously aren't too knowledgeable
    and
    :> can't search using Google otherwise you wouldn't have had to ask for help via
    :> this NG.
    :
    :You obviously did not see my first three posts.
    :
    :Cheers
    :
    :Ian

    Yes, I saw the posts where you suddenly discovered "Neoprene Sleeving". However,
    this is NOT the only type of "stretchable" inslulation sleeving. So my link gave
    you the option of choosing other than neoprene in case you thought this was the
    only replacement for the old "rubber sleeving" you were looking for.
     
  13. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 02:40:01 GMT, Ross Herbert
    :
    :>
    :>:Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>:>
    :>:> :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>:> :> On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:54:22 +0000, Ian Bell <>
    :>wrote:
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :> :Ian Bell wrote:
    :>:> :> :> I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber
    sleeving,
    :>:> :> :> the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    :>:> :> :> instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving
    and
    :>:> :> :> that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    :>:> :> :> equivalent) sleeving?
    :>:> :> :>
    :>:> :> :> Cheers
    :>:> :> :>
    :>:> :> :> Ian
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving - bloody
    :>:> :> :progress.
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :|Cheers
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :ian
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :> Neoprene Sleeving is but one of a number of types of "Insulation
    Sleeving"
    :>:> :> products. There is also PVC Sleeving, PTFE Sleeving or tubing, Silicone
    :>:> Sleeving
    :>:> :> as well as the various types of Expandable Nylon Sleeving, and so on...
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :> If you had just Googled on "insulation sleeving site:.uk" you would have
    :>come
    :>:> up
    :>:> :> with a heap of results, eg. http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/products
    :>:> :
    :>:> :But I don't want just 'insulation' sleeving, you are right there's loads
    :>:> :eek:f that about. What I want is sleeving that stretches.
    :>:> :
    :>:> :Cheers
    :>:> :
    :>:> :Ian
    :>:>
    :>:>
    :>:> "What I want is sleeving that stretches"
    :>:>
    :>:> This information was not even intimated at in your original post but even
    if
    :>it
    :>:> were my recommendation to search for "Insulation Sleeving" is still valid
    :>since
    :>:> it covers ALL types from which it is your pregative to choose the one you
    :>want.
    :>:
    :>:Surely I don't have to explain that stretching is a property of rubber??
    :>:>
    :>:
    :>:Cheers
    :>:
    :>:Ian
    :>
    :>
    :>You could have been just yearning for the old days and methods used back then
    :>for all we know.... I just gave you options and now you are trying to make an
    :>issue out of me trying to help you. You obviously aren't too knowledgeable and
    :>can't search using Google otherwise you wouldn't have had to ask for help via
    :>this NG.
    :
    :Ross, If you are as old as me you may remeber the trade name is
    :Hellerman and Google finds plenty, some rubber some newer stuff and
    :this link shows the 3 pronged stretcher sometimes called an abortion
    :tool by the uncouth youth back then.
    :http://hstech.org/index.php?option=...hellerman-tool&catid=20:sound-tech&Itemid=289
    :(Mind the wrap )
    :John G.


    Yes John, that is exactly what I was referring to. Most commonly used to
    insulate the sheath and provide strain relief for the shield conductor on
    coaxial cable terminations.
     
  14. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 02:40:01 GMT, Ross Herbert
    :
    :>
    :>:Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>:>
    :>:> :Ross Herbert wrote:
    :>:> :> On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:54:22 +0000, Ian Bell <>
    :>wrote:
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :> :Ian Bell wrote:
    :>:> :> :> I am trying to find a UK source of goof old fashioned rubber
    sleeving,
    :>:> :> :> the type you use to cover exposed soldered loints on connectors for
    :>:> :> :> instance. These day all I can seem to find is heat shrink sleeving
    and
    :>:> :> :> that is not what I want. Anyone know of a UK source of rubber (or
    :>:> :> :> equivalent) sleeving?
    :>:> :> :>
    :>:> :> :> Cheers
    :>:> :> :>
    :>:> :> :> Ian
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :A bit more Googling reveals it is now called neoprene sleeving - bloody
    :>:> :> :progress.
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :|Cheers
    :>:> :> :
    :>:> :> :ian
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :> Neoprene Sleeving is but one of a number of types of "Insulation
    Sleeving"
    :>:> :> products. There is also PVC Sleeving, PTFE Sleeving or tubing, Silicone
    :>:> Sleeving
    :>:> :> as well as the various types of Expandable Nylon Sleeving, and so on...
    :>:> :>
    :>:> :> If you had just Googled on "insulation sleeving site:.uk" you would have
    :>come
    :>:> up
    :>:> :> with a heap of results, eg. http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk/products
    :>:> :
    :>:> :But I don't want just 'insulation' sleeving, you are right there's loads
    :>:> :eek:f that about. What I want is sleeving that stretches.
    :>:> :
    :>:> :Cheers
    :>:> :
    :>:> :Ian
    :>:>
    :>:>
    :>:> "What I want is sleeving that stretches"
    :>:>
    :>:> This information was not even intimated at in your original post but even
    if
    :>it
    :>:> were my recommendation to search for "Insulation Sleeving" is still valid
    :>since
    :>:> it covers ALL types from which it is your pregative to choose the one you
    :>want.
    :>:
    :>:Surely I don't have to explain that stretching is a property of rubber??
    :>:>
    :>:
    :>:Cheers
    :>:
    :>:Ian
    :>
    :>
    :>You could have been just yearning for the old days and methods used back then
    :>for all we know.... I just gave you options and now you are trying to make an
    :>issue out of me trying to help you. You obviously aren't too knowledgeable and
    :>can't search using Google otherwise you wouldn't have had to ask for help via
    :>this NG.
    :
    :Ross, If you are as old as me you may remeber the trade name is
    :Hellerman and Google finds plenty, some rubber some newer stuff and
    :this link shows the 3 pronged stretcher sometimes called an abortion
    :tool by the uncouth youth back then.
    :http://hstech.org/index.php?option=...hellerman-tool&catid=20:sound-tech&Itemid=289
    :(Mind the wrap )
    :John G.


    Yes John, that is exactly what I was referring to. Most commonly used to
    insulate the sheath and provide strain relief for the shield conductor on
    coaxial cable terminations.

    PS: I apologise for also inadvertently posting this same reply to the OP's
    original.
     
  15. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    :
    :Ross, If you are as old as me you may remeber the trade name is
    :Hellerman and Google finds plenty, some rubber some newer stuff and
    :this link shows the 3 pronged stretcher sometimes called an abortion
    :tool by the uncouth youth back then.
    :http://hstech.org/index.php?option=...hellerman-tool&catid=20:sound-tech&Itemid=289
    :(Mind the wrap )
    :John G.


    Yes John, I would be as old as you...

    For some reason (I haven't figured how) I made 2 posts in response to yours but
    they appeared under the OP's original thread.
     
  16. Ian Bell

    Ian Bell Guest


    You love to argue, don't you.

    Cheers

    ian
     
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