what is it ?

  1. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Used mine in August.
    You still find a lot of Metal sheathed cable in the fire industry
    Plus in fuel depots.

    But it is a dead art, as now any dead cable is replaced with ne FP200 fire alarm cable.
    But I must one of the few who still can do it.
     
  2. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    petrol pumps are all wired in it using flameproof motors
    what I used to do was buy the metric brass pots slightly smaller and re thread them unf and screw them on to the imperial pyro :laughing:worked a treat
     
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  3. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    doing literlay hundreds of them over the years I only ever cocked one end up :(when the cables were made off you had to identify and sleeve the cores and test them for shorts. nowadays you use a test meter in them days you were given a bell and a battery with leads to test. it rang when you identified the cores .:laughing:that where the saying comes from bell it out :)
     
  4. dieselsamurai

    dieselsamurai Too many projects not enough time!

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    I reckon ive had it for 20+ years and never even wondered what it was till now, Ive inhereted 3 lots of tools over the years my grandads my dads and unfortunately my brothers recently probably got 2 or three boxes i still need to look through
     
  5. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    We had one sparks use a stuffing gland on an end once, I don't know how long it lasted :laughing:
     
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  6. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    ive seen cable cut back sleeved and a blob of silicone over the ends in to stuffing gland it would probably last for donkeys years if it wasn't disturbed
     
  7. brightspark

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    cheapskate firms wouldn't buy the proper tool .just a length of 6mm rod with a bent handle with a slit in the end that you peeled the outer sheath off similar to a corned beef tin opener :vsad:
     
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  8. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    I remember doing some that were an inch diameter! They would cut you to bits on the strippings!
     
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