Another New Lorch

  1. Brad93

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    That's exactly what it is. For the earth clamps.
     
  2. Jim Davey

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    You will need a crimped lug to connect to most crocodile clamps.
    Some 600 amp screw type clamps terminate with a grub screw, but mostly with a bolt.
    You can buy knock on lugs which you smash onto the cable with a hammer (I hate them, they offend me) or the bolt on type where the lug has two halves that clamp together round the cable.
     
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  3. Brad93

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    ???
     
  4. Brad93

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    That's how I done the last one, looks horrible.
     
  5. Brad93

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    I use 50mm^2 for extensions, 35mm^2 in the stinger
     
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  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Think bull.
     
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  8. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Our Lorch sets (500 Amp) came with earth clamps same as these F clamps with a hole drilled in the end and the cable bolted to it with a decent lug. The cables are a bit frayed around the lugs and need making off again, but they are the only earth clamps that have gone the distance. I don't know if that is a Lorch standard or not.
    Some of the cheapy croc clamps don't last the week and the more expensive 'brass'/zinc coated steel (?) loose their grip and the jaws bend apart then eventually explode into a million pieces
     
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  9. Brad93

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    Probably bessey, also German made?
     
  10. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    No, not quite Bessey quality, but strong enough for what they need to do.
     
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  11. Brad93

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    Jim has got some nice 400 amp crocodile style earth clamps for me which will be better than I can get from my LWS. Should be just the job for a little site stick welder.
    Still looking at stingers. I used to have a very good old school Bakelite one but it disintegrated one day.
     
  12. HughF

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    Stinger-v from the us is nice. I imported 2 last month. The tweco ones are nice too.

    I did like the myking twist type for a while but found the handle too short so went back to a big boc twist type. I had a clear out recently, just got the stinger-v on the whip now.

    I also have 50mm leads and 35 on the stinger whip
     
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  13. Brad93

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    Can you take a few pictures of the V Stinger Hugh? I saw you got it on instagram.
     
  14. HughF

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    Sure, one moment... to the shed!
     
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  15. Brad93

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    Haha I could have waited lol!
     
  16. HughF

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    IMG_20170314_2125329.jpg IMG_20170314_2125193.jpg IMG_20170314_2124513.jpg IMG_20170314_2124237.jpg
     
  17. HughF

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    Other end of the estate... phnar phnar...
     
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  18. HughF

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    Note that is a children's mug...
     
  19. Brad93

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    That's a nice bit of kit
     
  20. daleyd

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    Looks like an implement of torture :o

    My Oxford one looks very similar design (but much more spindly).
     
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