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is cable sleeving a fire hazard

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is it?
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not as far as i know, when i was melting the heatshrinks with a lighter the stuff just melts and like 'curls' wouldnt set on fire imo. also dont use crappy quality stuff
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the cables that you sleeve are usually insulated themselves. the actual colour of the cable is the colour of the insulation, inside the insulation is the actual copper wire. when you "sleeve" a cable, you're hiding the colour of the insulation, so the copper part which carries the current does not actually touch anything.

and when you "heatshrink" the heatshrink, you're not lighting it on fire, you're using heat to make the heatshrink "shrink" in size, he flame itself doesn't come into contact with the heatshrink, just the heat from the flame

EDIT: i just realized how convoluted that explanation was, sorry.
    
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