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Re: Safety Wiring

To: "M. Timney" <mtimney@ptd.net>, <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Safety Wiring
From: "Jay Bourgraf" <jaybird@isoc.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 16:52:21 -0400
Reply-to: "Jay Bourgraf" <jaybird@isoc.net>
Sender: owner-spridgets@autox.team.net
OK, I'll take it over the edge. Gas turbines are now designed with much less
safety cable. They've gone to mostly self locking fastners. Cheaper, faster,
-----Original Message-----
From: M. Timney <mtimney@ptd.net>
To: spridgets@autox.team.net <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Date: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 11:30 AM
Subject: Fw: Safety Wiring

>There's NOTHING better than Safety Cable.  It is gradually replacing Safety
>Wire.  About 7 years ago Safety Cable was developed by General Electric for
>their jet engines.  Now used by many in the aerospace industry including
>the airlines, military and NASA.  No sharp ends/pigtails to cause injury.
>No direction of twist/ twist per inch to worry about.  Neutral between
>fasteners is acceptable.  Tool dependent system, no training/practice
>necessary.  Its a stainless steel cable with stainless endfittings that are
>swaged and
>crimped on.  Comes in the same diameters as safety wire.  Much stronger and
>less than half the weight.
>> -----
>> > From: Ric Bergstrom <Ric_Bergstrom@britishcarclub.com>
>> > To: spridgets@autox.team.net
>> > Subject: Re: Safety Wiring
>> > Date: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 8:14 AM
>> >
>> >
>> > >Most difficult thing, other than drilling the holes, is spiral
>> > wrapping
>> > >the wire; I used a set of pliers designed for that task.
>> >
>> > Actually the most difficult thing is not dripping blood all over the
>> > place when you run a strand of safetywire into a finger!
>> >
>> > Good safety wiring is the best thing out there to keep parts
>> > together.
>> >
>> > Ric

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