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'[EE] Cable Stuffing Tube Compound'
2010\05\11@110525 by Bento, Joseph (Electronic Communications Tech) n/a

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Hey all,

I'm looking for the proper trade name for stuffing tube putty or compound to make a watertight seal for large stuffing / entrance tubes for antenna cables.  In the Navy, this stuff was commonly called "Monkey Sh..", and while a Google search certainly brings up discussion of the material, I haven't been able to identify exactly what it is.

This stuff forms a watertight seal, yet remains pliable so that a cable may be removed or added.  It has a clay-like consistency, that never hardens.  Can someone identify the commercial name of this stuff and where it might be purchased?

Thanks!

Joseph Bento
Electronic Communications Technician
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2010\05\11@112048 by Dave Lagzdin

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Duct Seal
one example:
http://www.rectorseal.com/index.php?site_id=1&product_id=207


On 11 May 2010 11:05, Bento, Joseph (Electronic Communications Tech)
<JBentospamKILLspamrideuta.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> I'm looking for the proper trade name for stuffing tube putty or compound to make a watertight seal for large stuffing / entrance tubes for antenna cables.  In the Navy, this stuff was commonly called "Monkey Sh..", and while a Google search certainly brings up discussion of the material, I haven't been able to identify exactly what it is.

2010\05\11@115413 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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> Subject: [EE] Cable Stuffing Tube Compound
>
> Hey all,
>
> I'm looking for the proper trade name for stuffing tube putty or
compound
> to make a watertight seal for large stuffing / entrance tubes for
antenna
> cables.  In the Navy, this stuff was commonly called "Monkey Sh..",
and
> while a Google search certainly brings up discussion of the material,
I
> haven't been able to identify exactly what it is.
>
> This stuff forms a watertight seal, yet remains pliable so that a
cable
> may be removed or added.  It has a clay-like consistency, that never
> hardens.  Can someone identify the commercial name of this stuff and
where
> it might be purchased?
>

Pirelli BiCon R391 Compound sounds like the stuff you want. e.g.

www.alertelectrical.com/Wiring-Accessories-Others/Weatherproof-So
ckets/Pirelli-R391-Weatherproof-Compound-COMP.asp


There is an automotive product called "Dum Dum" that is somewhat
similar.

Mike

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2010\05\11@124034 by Russell McMahon

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To the other suggestions, consider adding silicone-rubber. 20+ year life in
weather, retains flexibility. Many variants available from reputable
manufacturers. Dow Corning is one of the big 3 and they have a wide range of
related products.

         Russell

2010\05\11@132750 by Gordon Williams

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You may find something in your local hardware store like Home Depot called
electrician's putty.  I bought a 1/2 butter size block a few years ago for a
few dollars.

Wet your fingers before using it.  Spit works well.

Regards,

Gordon Williams

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2010\05\11@151222 by Charles Craft

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When you use something in a tube like silicone caulk do you ever have to
worry about the solvents eating your cable?

On 5/11/2010 12:40 PM, Russell McMahon wrote:
> To the other suggestions, consider adding silicone-rubber. 20+ year life in
> weather, retains flexibility. Many variants available from reputable
> manufacturers. Dow Corning is one of the big 3 and they have a wide range of
> related products.
>
>            Russell
>    

2010\05\11@190747 by Philip Pemberton

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On 11/05/10 20:12, Charles Craft wrote:
> When you use something in a tube like silicone caulk do you ever have to
> worry about the solvents eating your cable?

Not if you use a neutral-cure type silicone sealant... (RTV?)

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2010\05\11@224733 by Joseph Bento

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On May 11, 2010, at 9:20 AM, Dave Lagzdin wrote:

> Duct Seal
> one example:
> www.rectorseal.com/index.php?site_id=1&product_id=207
>
>

This appears to be exactly what I need.  I'll be ordering the 25 pound package, since this will be a 10-inch PVC conduit that needs to be sealed along with its 20+ coax cables.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.

Joe

2010\05\12@110832 by Dwayne Reid

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At 08:47 PM 5/11/2010, Joseph Bento wrote:

>This appears to be exactly what I need.  I'll be ordering the 25
>pound package, since this will be a 10-inch PVC conduit that needs
>to be sealed along with its 20+ coax cables.
>
>Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.
>
>Joe

Hi there, Joe.

Before you go ordering something from outside of your city, check
with one of your local electrical wholesale suppliers.  They should
sell Duct Seal in 1 pound or 1KG packages (depends on your
location).  Ask a local electrician where they purchase their
supplies if you don't know the name of any wholesalers.

Duct Seal is usually a requirement for sealing the conductors in a
service entrance conduit - that is: the conduit where the utility
power enters a building.  I used to use a LOT of the stuff in an
earlier life - its easy to get and is relatively inexpensive.

dwayne

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