To tape the splice with electrical insulation tape, start taping at the center of the splice (A,
in Figure 2-4). Use a steady pull and tape about 1 1/2 inches beyond the insulation at one end. Work
the tape back over the knot to about 1 1/2 inches beyond the insulation on the opposite side. Finally,
work the tape back again to the center of the splice (A, in Figure 2-6).
When taping the splice with friction tape, start at either end about 1/2 inch beyond the
electrical insulation tape. Continue the taping to a point about 1/2 inch beyond the electrical insulation
tape on the opposite end (B, in Figure 2-6).
Figure 2-6. Applying electrical insulation tape and friction tape.
Now get a 2-foot piece of WD-1( )/TT, the TE-33 kit, insulation tape, and friction tape.
Practice making the splice until you can do it like it was described.
PART B - SPLICING WF-16/U
You must also know how to make a good splice using the WD-1( )/TT and WF-16/U. That is
what we are going to discuss now.
WF-16/U telephone cable is composed of all copper strand wire. It is fine and does not have
much tensile strength. In addition to just using the square knot, you have to make another knot first.