Have you ever used extension cords on an outdoor project?
…and then forgot to weatherproof them!?
Unprotected outdoor extension cords can stop working as a result of water seeping into the gaps between connections.
Rain, humidity, snow or even animals are just a few threats and any of them could stop the juice from flowing to where you need power the most.
Here is how Isermal Tape helps stop the water from intruding!
Wait, why can’t I just use electrical tape?
Electrical tape uses glues to adhere to the cord which might be a bad idea for this use because…
Glues Break Down in Extreme Conditions!
Have you ever seen electrical tape peel after sitting in the heat for too long?
The glue begins to melt and fail (technical term: adhesive failure), potentially ruining your electrical cord in the process. It simply just won’t do for this project.
You need Isermal Tape self-fusing silicone
It bonds instantly to itself on contact without the use of glues. It works in the same way an elastic band does, by constricting to the irregular surface of the extension cord. By starting a few inches before where the plugs meet, and wrapping a few inches past, you are sealing both ends of the cord from water intrusion.
Use our step-by-step directions for General Repairs to learn the best technique for the best wrapping.
How will the silicone tape hold up in the weather?
It can withstand a much wider range of temperatures from -65°F to 500°F, while electrical and duct tapes don’t even come close. In addition, Isermal Tape will not crack, brittle, or fade due from UV exposure like other tapes do. Miracle Wrap is also UL Listed for electrical insulation.