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heat shrink tubing on vacuum power cord? Answered

the insulation on my vacuum cleaner power cord has been stripped (due to the wheels running over it many times), I want to put heat shrink tubing over it,  how can i do that because the tubing does not fit over the plug on the end??



Best Answer 8 years ago

Wrap it with shrink tape and then shrink it.
I have ruined, repaired-many-gouges and replaced my cord.
Now, I have finally learned to pay attention to it :-)


Larry Breed

7 years ago

Use a piece of Silicon Fusion Tape. You stretch it to activate it; then when you wrap it over itself it cures or "fuses" overnight, full cure 24 hrs.


8 years ago

You could:
a) cut of the plug, fix the cable and install a new plug.
b) open the casing, unfix the cable inside the casing, fix it and remount everything.
c) same as b) but replace the cable with a new one.

I'd recommend option c) as a botched cable is a disaster waiting to happen. If the vacuum is one of the kind that stores the cable internally (on a spring loaded drum), the fixed cable might not be rolled up easily.


Answer 8 years ago

thanks for your answers--- id prefer not to cut the cable or the plug, if i open a peice of tubing and then put it around the cable and shrink it, will the srhink tubing stay?


8 years ago

Is there a difference between heat shrink tubing and heat shrink tape?


Answer 8 years ago

Yes,  No hole :-)

Both are irradiated materials that reduce their dimensions when heated.

But I used good old plastic electrical tape.

If you still hung on shrink tube,  take  verence's  option (b)..