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Smack2k
March 22nd, 2017, 02:32 AM
What range of sizes of heatshrink tubing (2:1) would you recommend for general computer wiring / case wiring?

I ask as the ones I tend to get at Home Depot are always a little too large and I want to pick up a large assortment of them, but dont want to get a set where 50% of them arent useable due to being to large!

SkydivinGirl
March 22nd, 2017, 04:47 AM
Your best bet would probably be to pick up one of the box assortments on eBay. They are really inexpensive and most have free shipping. It would also give you the opportunity to see the sizes you use most and then start buying just those sizes in a roll. :thumbsup:

Good luck!

Heather

Agent Orange
March 22nd, 2017, 09:07 AM
What range of sizes of heatshrink tubing (2:1) would you recommend for general computer wiring / case wiring?

I ask as the ones I tend to get at Home Depot are always a little too large and I want to pick up a large assortment of them, but dont want to get a set where 50% of them arent useable due to being to large!

If you don't have an electronics supply outlet near you, try a NAPA Automotive store.

Chuck(G)
March 22nd, 2017, 09:28 AM
I got my last stash of HS tubing from these guys (https://www.circuitspecialists.com/heat-shrink-tubing-kits) a few years ago. I yet have to make a significant dent in it.

ChrisUnionNJ
March 22nd, 2017, 11:11 AM
Also Harbor Freight has assortment packs cheap..

Unknown_K
March 22nd, 2017, 02:25 PM
RadioShack had them also if they are still around. I would hit Harbor Freight or just buy on Ebay.

glitch
March 22nd, 2017, 03:07 PM
I got my multi-pack at Lowes or Home Depot. NAPA will have them too, as mentioned, but is usually a little more expensive.

KC9UDX
March 22nd, 2017, 03:57 PM
I got a bunch of random lengths and diameters free from Antique Electronic with a large order once. I've been finding myself using that a lot in recent years. The rest of my cut length stock came from Fastenal.

Smack2k
March 24th, 2017, 02:53 AM
I got my multi-pack at Lowes or Home Depot. NAPA will have them too, as mentioned, but is usually a little more expensive.

The Home Depot Tubing doesnt come in a small enough size (at least in the store) so when you attempt to actually shrink it, it doesnt get a tight seal around the wire...at least with front panel wires on a computer case.

I picked up a set at Harbor Freight...thanks for the tip, I never thought of going there!