[NAFEX] rubber constrictors

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 5 14:44:52 EST 2003

Yes, others have told me that finding the stuff can be a challenge.  But 
well worth it.  As more people use this, I'd like to compare notes on 
whether it has a shelf-life; I notice that if I keep an opened roll til the 
next year, it seems to not stick quite as well.  Useable, but not quite as 


>From: "del stubbs" <pinewoodel at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] rubber constrictors
>Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 13:36:12 +0000
>Thanks Tanis, new product to me. I went to town to the biggest electritions 
>outfit and was told " We haven't used that stuff in years" So I went to the 
>local hardware store and found a 3M product (Temflex # 2155) 2 bucks for 
>3/4" by 22'. I'm impressed so far. It stretches beautifully and attaches 
>very nicely to itself. Grafted a branch together and it looks like stronger 
>support than any other method I have tried as well.  Only thing I noticed 
>is that it looks best to be sure the tag end is wrapped back on itself - as 
>it only sticks to itself, not the branch. thanks for the tip, Del
>>Rubber electrician's splicing tape is RUBBER, slightly self-adhesive, 
>>wound on the roll with a plastic backing. You cut off a couple inches, 
>>peel off the backing, give the rubber a stretch, and wrap your graft.  (I 
>>use just 2 long slanting cuts-- 1 on the scion, & 1 on the stock.)  It 
>>holds snug and seals, if you wrap beyond the union's ends.  It degrades 
>>enough w/in a growing season to not worry about it.  (In several years, I 
>>think I had ONE fall off a little too soon, and ONE stay on a little too 
>>long !)
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