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Need to put new loop on end of 50ft electricians fish cable

Need to put new loop on end of 50ft electricians fish cable ... 10" dikes won't cut it ... suggestions?  To close quarters for hack saw and no drimal!
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Posted 2016-05-12T14:35:27+0000  by fubar fubar
 
Howdy fubar,

This repair method is the same for all sizes of this type of tape. This requires SAFETY above all because you will need to use a gas torch, needle nose pliers, and if possible a vice.


You will need First, cut off the damaged part. Again, holding the tape with a pair of pliers or placing it on an incombustible flat surface such as a brick wall.


Protect your hands, heat the tape where you need to make a bend until it is a dull red color. With another pair of pliers, bend tape to form a completely enclosed loop. To do this, make a 90 degree bend about half inch from where the loop should begin, then bend the tape over to complete the loop.


Reheat the loop end of tape to a dull red, and allow it to air cool, strengthening the loop. Quenching weakens the bend, possibly causing it to break while in use, causing serious injury.



Rememeber, when heating the steel, it gets hot for over 2 feet, so be very careful and get help with this repair if possible.



Happy Repairing,

Coach Dave

Posted 2016-05-12T18:58:19+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
 
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