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friskybri
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We had rain all day yesterday and last night one of my ccr's was freaking out with the blue.  Water got into the end and looks like it fried something.     I am still within warranty and will be shipping it out.   Luckily I have an extra one that replaced but I will need the replacement for my mega tree in 30 days.  

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Sorry to hear about that damage.  My only suggestion for your replacement (or others if done the same way), is not to ty-wrap right at the very end.  I am going to guess that the ty-wrap stressed the sealant were the wires came in causing it to leak.  I think if it were me, for the end of the ribbon I would have ty-wrapped the wire to the PVC tube about an inch from the end of the ribbon.  Just a guess on my part...

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I would agree...but suggest even more. I don't like using tie-wraps at all. When snugging down, the tie-wrap tends to pinch down on the clear tubing which may pinch down on the ribbon. A couple times I made them too tight and caused a short. I use white double sides "wrap-around" Velcro. Comes in like 100ft rolls. I cut them into 6" strips and wrap as I tied as I can. Never had one come off nor cause a problem with the ribbon. Many use tie-wraps and not saying its no good or won't work. Just in my personal experience, I had a couple problems with them so looked for an "softer" alternative.

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Sorry to hear about that damage.  My only suggestion for your replacement (or others if done the same way), is not to ty-wrap right at the very end.  I am going to guess that the ty-wrap stressed the sealant were the wires came in causing it to leak.  I think if it were me, for the end of the ribbon I would have ty-wrapped the wire to the PVC tube about an inch from the end of the ribbon.  Just a guess on my part...

Came here to say this same thing.

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Painters tape or "frog" tape...works really well....its easy to take apart and is just strong enough without pinching....I havent had luck with velcro cause it wears out when being in the elements and I still had a tendancy to over tighten, cause if I didnt make it tight, it would slip off my arches...

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