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Wanted to share a helpful hint for those that are looking for something other than a label maker to create the circuit numbers when making PC kits or even marking extension cords.

http://www.homedepot.com/Ideal/h_d1/N-5yc1vZrz/R-100118882/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

or

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100118633/h_d2/ProductDisplay?selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&jspStoreDir=hdus&catalogId=10053&navFlow=3&keyword=44-103&Ntpc=1&langId=-1Ν=P_PARENT_ID&storeId=10051&Ntpr=1&ddkey=Search

Did a search but did not see this one listed. Hopefully it will help ya out!

Ed

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edndee wrote:

Wanted to share a helpful hint for those that are looking for something other than a label maker to create the circuit numbers when making PC kits or even marking extension cords.

http://www.homedepot.com/Ideal/h_d1/N-5yc1vZrz/R-100118882/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

or

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100118633/h_d2/ProductDisplay?selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&jspStoreDir=hdus&catalogId=10053&navFlow=3&keyword=44-103&Ntpc=1&langId=-1Ν=P_PARENT_ID&storeId=10051&Ntpr=1&ddkey=Search

Did a search but did not see this one listed. Hopefully it will help ya out!

Ed



Dont mean to rain on your parade. But I do want to point out to you and others the drawback of this and similar products. After a bit the adhesive will dry out and the tape will unwind. Now I am using the same type of labels. But I also bought some clear heat shrink and cut small sections and slipped this over my one wire then shrunk it so to both keep it in place and to keep it clean.
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edndee wrote:

From Ideal website...

Plastic-impregnated cloth construction for long-lasting durability

But hey your entitled have your opinion...


Nothing wrong with the Ideal stick on labels. 3M makes some that are similar as well. However, their definition of "long lasting" and mine are a bit different. The labels will stay for a period of time, but they do start to release. They will also get dirty and unreadable.

I have worked with those exact labels (and many others like them) for over twenty years. They alone are not a permanent solution. Oil, moisture, or heat, and they are going to turn loose. Fact. Not opinion.

To make those or other machine printed labels stick around a while, clear heat shink is the best bet.
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hmmm....all this time I have just been using a paint pen on the plugs and sharpie pen on the spade connectors. 3 years for some of them, and no wear thus far.

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edndee wrote:

Wanted to share a helpful hint for those that are looking for something other than a label maker to create the circuit numbers when making PC kits or even marking extension cords.

http://www.homedepot.com/Ideal/h_d1/N-5yc1vZrz/R-100118882/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

or

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100118633/h_d2/ProductDisplay?selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&jspStoreDir=hdus&catalogId=10053&navFlow=3&keyword=44-103&Ntpc=1&langId=-1Ν=P_PARENT_ID&storeId=10051&Ntpr=1&ddkey=Search

Did a search but did not see this one listed. Hopefully it will help ya out!

Ed

I have used them for 3 years now! I tried to cover them on one with something. And what I used came off before the label did! Every good quality! no issues, and have NEVER lost one!
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De Trommelslager wrote:

edndee wrote:
From Ideal website...

Plastic-impregnated cloth construction for long-lasting durability

But hey your entitled have your opinion...


Nothing wrong with the Ideal stick on labels. 3M makes some that are similar as well. However, their definition of "long lasting" and mine are a bit different. The labels will stay for a period of time, but they do start to release. They will also get dirty and unreadable.

I have worked with those exact labels (and many others like them) for over twenty years. They alone are not a permanent solution. Oil, moisture, or heat, and they are going to turn loose. Fact. Not opinion.

To make those or other machine printed labels stick around a while, clear heat shink is the best bet.
Thank you sir,
I too have been working with the idea and others of same type for many years and dont know how many times that I would start to work on a machine where we had to take something electrical apart and have had those labels start to unwind or are so dirty that we had to replace them. NY 3 years is sort of a short time period.

Hey like the OP said, just my opinion so he thinks. But I do know from being 53 yrs old and been using them for years. And the clear heat shrink keeps them clean if nothing else. So, OP do it your way. And I hope that maybe in a few years if they get real dirty and hard to read and if any of them unwind. That you will also have enough balls to come back and let us know how it worked for you dissing my advice.
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I have the hino 5200 but had too much trouble getting the heat shrink tubing cassette for it so I also have a Brady BMP21 and most electrical supply houses have the heat shrink cassettes for them. Both units work really well.

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