Slip the pre-cut shroud and gland nut over the cable, then as if you were
cutting right through, but turning the cable until you have cut only half
way through just the armour wires all the way around. Make sure you don't
cut where you actually want the gland to be, but make it about 30 to 40 mm
short of the actual gland position. Bend the armour wires back and forth
until the break off. Cut the outer casing back from the ends of the armour
wires about 30 mm and remove to expose the ends of armour, then take the
inner insulated cables and rotate them around until you spread the armour
wires out to fit the gland body. Slide the gland body over the inner
insulated cables, making sure you have caught every strand of armour, and
tighten the nut right up until everything is secure. Trim away the inner
insulation at a convenient point for the length of the cable you need
exposed inside the enclosure. Position the gland in to the hole of the
enclosure and slip the locking nut and anti-tear ferrule over the gland and
What: has nobody suggested using an angle grinder yet?
No Rules, OK
Once saw someone trying to cut a 10mm 3 core SWA with a pair of pliers and a
Stanley knife. Come to think of it, that was about three years ago and I
think he's still there trying. :-))
On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 23:11:02 GMT, BigWallop wrote:
Reminds me of an incident *many* years ago, when, as an apprentice I had
to spend some time at a cable jointing school. In those days all cables
were lead sheathed, and part of the jointing required a lead shell over
the joint. Plumbing the shell onto the sheath required some skill. It
started with gently pouring molten plumbing metal over the join between
the sheath and the lead shell, onto a moleskin catch-cloth held in the
other hand, until the area was warmed and there was enough metal on the
catch-cloth to start wiping up the plumb. Except one lad there didn't
think you needed a catch-cloth.......
 and no, it wasn't me!
Or the time in Henry Robbs Shipyard in sunny Leith, the hot rivets were
coming along the line at a nice steady pace when, all of a sudden, the
little catch pan fell out the lads hand. In a panic, he caught the next
glowing rivet perfectly between the index and middle fingers of his right
hand, but when he tried to throw it quickly on, it didn't move. Very luck
not to have lost the use of the hand and he kept his job as a rivetor /
welder. But from that day on his nickname was "V sign".
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