These small shrink tubes provide an excellent means of connecting 32-gauge wires such as GOW bulb wires together without the use of solder. The shrink tube is simply slid over one of the wires to be joined, the bared wires twisted together, and the shrink tube slid back over the connection. Once in place a very small amount of heat from a hair dryer, match or candle may be used to shrink the tube and create a tight, insulated connection for the wires.
The CK1033 and CK1033-3 heat shrink tubes are some of the smallest made, both in diameter and wall thickness. The inside diameter is .040" or just slightly larger then the insulation on a GOW bulb wire. The wall thickness is approximately .002" (the thickness of transparent tape). The end result is an extremely small diameter splice once the tube has been heated, giving a very unobtrusive electrical connection. Each tube measures approximately 1/2" long.