Exactly the same splicing method was described in a german DIY book, "Knaurs Handwerksbuch", printed in 1958. This was a suggestion how to splice 2 extension cords in order to get 1 long one. Only it suggested using EITHER friction tape OR rubber tube. Rubber tape never really caught here, we went straight from cloth friction tape to PVC tape.
Re: "Old Splice"#151534 03/10/0312:02 AM03/10/0312:02 AM
Could this apply for small stranded conductors (say #18 in an appliance) or is it just intended for high-power, large diameter cables?
I once saw someone's website showing how to splice a piece of auto wire (usually #18 or #16). You butted the two ends together and then wrapped a single strand of wire (from a scrap piece of lamp cord). Then the joint was soldered and a piece of heatshrink tubing slipped over the joint.
I may try it ... just for kicks ... on some hook-up wire I have for electronic projects and speaker wire.
Re: "Old Splice"#151535 03/10/0307:53 AM03/10/0307:53 AM