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Old 03-12-2006, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there anything else you can use to shrink heatshrink tubing besides a heat gun? I dont have one and don't want to spend $50 on something I will use once. Any Ideas?
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Well, I just did a bunch of wire sleeving yesterday. I don't have a heat gun either and didn't feel like spending $50 on one, like you.

But, I did find something at the mall in a Kitchens store. It's a butane torch for chefs. Used to melt sugar on Creme Brule. It cost me $12.99 + a can of butane.

It works really, really well. You have to turn the flame down a lot and you have to keep the flame moving. Too much heat and you'll instantly melt the sleeving. Which only happened once to me. Overall I think it's a nice addition to a DIY'ers toolbox.

This is the one I got, although not from this site.
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Thanks HAVOC2k5 thats exactly the reply I wanted.
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WOW Dual purpose for the torch! My wife has one in the kitchen right now. LOL Wonder if she'll notice it missing? hehehe
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