I may be wrong on this, but I'm thinking that you'd
'bend' the armor in a curve, then take a hacksaw and cut thru
one link, bend further and then snip the remainder clean.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Franklin" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 8:20 AM
Subject: Unravelling old BX cable?
> Installing a ceiling fan in place of a light fixture, I moved the
> cloth-covered leads too much and one shorted against the armoring. I
> guess they didn't have anti-short bushings in 1926. I need to unravel a
> few winds of the armoring to expose the torn cloth and tape it up, but
> the armoring is steel and won't come uncoiled. Is there a procedure to
> this? I've only worked with modern aluminum(?) armored cable (which
> unravels *too* easily).
> Replacing the cabling isn't an option, there's no access above the