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RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:14 pm
by crow (deleted)
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It is about time we designed our own EHU storage;

18"diameter (no smaller)
2.5" wide
Light
Ventilated

Off you go, invent away!


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#17

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:45 pm
by Ribski | 1.467 Posts

I can't believe how many still believe that it is not important to FULLY unwind electric cable I often have to site the case of a young lad , who worked in the same workshop as me, knew it all of course ! Frequently used a vacuum cleaner with a roll up lead not fully unwound inside, kept telling him to fully unwind - but thought I was talking rubbish . You can guess what happened one day - a molten mess of cable and plastic and smoke ! Not a good idea in a motor workshop with fuel fumes etc ! Or indeed on a Campsite !

IT REALLY IS FACT THAT AN ELECTRIC CABLE WILL GET VERY HOT IF USED COILED UP EVEN WITH A MODERATE CURRENT PASSING THROUGH

(sorry to shout)


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#18

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:57 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: crow wrote in post #16
It is about time we designed our own EHU storage;

18"diameter (no smaller)
2.5" wide
Light
Ventilated

Off you go, invent away!


I am planning to make a simple H shape out of plywood and wind it on.............(I just used to throw it in the back of the pick up)
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#19

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:06 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Our cable goes on one of these plastic frame things. If the cable is really wet, I dry it off with a scruffy old dog towel as it's wound on.

It came on the frame thing, and I've never thought about using anything else.

If it goes into a bag wet, the inside of the bag goes all manky and it breeds diseasles.

Yuk.



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#20

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:08 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.746 Posts

Quote: Pepé Le Pew wrote in post #19
If the cable is really wet, I dry it off with a scruffy old dog towel as it's wound on.
That's easy for you to say, matey, but what are we supposed to do if we haven't got a scruffy old dog?


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#21

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:10 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #20
Quote: Pepé Le Pew wrote in post #19
If the cable is really wet, I dry it off with a scruffy old dog towel as it's wound on.
That's easy for you to say, matey, but what are we supposed to do if we haven't got a scruffy old dog?


I'm sure he will lend you a scruffy old dog if not try the RSPCA


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#22

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:17 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #20
That's easy for you to say, matey, but what are we supposed to do if we haven't got a scruffy old dog?
Dry it off on the hem of that poncy monogrammed bath robe I've seen photographs of you in.

Yes, that one. The one that's about this much too short.



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#23

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:20 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.746 Posts

Traitor!

You promised never to mention the monogrammed bath robe.


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#24

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:22 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #23
You promised never to mention the monogrammed bath robe.
I know I did.

I lied.

Cathartic?

Like you wouldn't believe, mate


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#25

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:31 pm
by crow (deleted)
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I was thinking along the lines of a foldable wooden 'X' plenty of ventilation
and no tight bend radiuses that can damage the fine copper conductors


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#26

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:39 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: crow wrote in post #25
...no tight bend radiuses that can damage the fine copper conductors
You're worrying about all the wrong things, old fruit.

It's flexible cable, flexibly designed to be flexible and wound on and off a windy thing without damaging the fine copper conductors.

You aren't trying to fold it in half seven times and fit it in a matchbox.


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#27

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:47 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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I've never bovvered to wind the cables round anything or into anything. They're just wound up loose, like a matelot's cable and is shoved under the front dinette when travelling. If damp one of our heap of beardie towels is used to dry it orf.


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#28

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:16 am
by hob (deleted)
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I was thinking instead of a bag what about a box? it would contain any water if put away wet and hardware stores everywhere seem to have piles of cheap plastic storage boxes available in several sizes.


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#29

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:32 am
by crow (deleted)
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The problem with boxes is they demand a space, even when empty.
The X cross could fold up and be tucked away while the cable is being
used. Circular bags are good, the zips are too puny though.
I would make one but I don't have time at the mo, we are coming your
way on wednesday, Neville, CC Sandringham for a week.


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#30

RE: EHU cable storage

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:15 pm
by marmite | 400 Posts

We use a flexi builders tub for the cable not wound up too tight and just drop it in. The builders flexi tub then becomes a receptacle for wet/muddy boots whilst on site - HWPTB insists that all items purchased for Marmite must have two uses. Mind you some of the stuff I've bought has been challenged on the grounds that it has only one practical use - the other use, I say smiling sweetly, is decorative


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