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Old 12 March 2006, 08:40   #1
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Wires too short rant

Is it me or when I do a wiring instalation do I just have rediculous expectations?

The idea is you put in the cable, terminate it at one end then carefully fit it into position around whatever. Thus enabling it to fit and allowing a little spare should you need to remake an end or two.

The reality appears to be to pull through far too much then nip it all off flush so the remainder can be tensioned very much like a stringed instrument.

I can see this re-build mode being being longer than I thought.

New boat is here, very happy!
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Old 12 March 2006, 08:45   #2
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Are you making up your own looms/cables, or expecting a suppliers to fit 'out of the box'?

If making your own, the simplest way of making them is on a separate layout board, making sure that you get your 'ends' the right lengths before poking them all through the trunking (with a few cms for error!!).

Good luck!!


P.S. Unless you are talking about the original wiring - in which case there is either about 25 metres too much, or (as you rightly point out) you can play a tune on it!!
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