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Old 08 May 2013, 09:45   #1
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Internal burrs on A frame

Managed to hide all of the wires for the nav lights inside the A frame but I am struggling with the VHF cable. Problem is that the entry hole has sharp burrs on the inside and every time I have to pull the cable back because it has become stuck (I bloody hate fiddly jobs like this!!) it shave a little more of the sheathing off.

Anyone come up with a cleaver (easy) way of filing the internal burrs off?

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Managed to hide all of the wires for the nav lights inside the A frame but I am struggling with the VHF cable. Problem is that the entry hole has sharp burrs on the inside and every time I have to pull the cable back because it has become stuck (I bloody hate fiddly jobs like this!!) it shave a little more of the sheathing off.

Anyone come up with a cleaver (easy) way of filing the internal burrs off?

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I had the same problem when rewiring mine, shoddy workmanship if you ask me its feckin obvious that wires are going to be pulled through them.
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I had the same problem when rewiring mine, shoddy workmanship if you ask me its feckin obvious that wires are going to be pulled through them.
Totally agree with you, unfortunatly the shoddy workmanship is mine!!!
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Totally agree with you, unfortunatly the shoddy workmanship is mine!!!
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Go to an electrical wholesaler & buy rubber grommets to match your hole size, if you've already got cables in the hole, just split the grommet & wrap it around the cable bundle & then feed it into the hole.
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Go to an electrical wholesaler & buy rubber grommets to match your hole size, if you've already got cables in the hole, just split the grommet & wrap it around the cable bundle & then feed it into the hole.
Thanks PD, I did try something like this but it just pulled out everytime I had to pull the cable back through.
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Old 08 May 2013, 13:35   #8
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Unfortunatly this just causes more burrs, I really need a round file with the last 10mm bent at 90 degrees to get inside
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Get a drill bit roughly the same size as the ole and inset it into the ole and then turn it by hand tilting it as you go
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I had the same problem, though not as bad. I deburred as best I could then found that there's grommet sets available on Ebay.

Very easy to match what you need and only a few quid.
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Get a drill bit roughly the same size as the ole and inset it into the ole and then turn it by hand tilting it as you go
Then you'll have the broken end of the drill bit rusting away in the bottom of the tube.......
Chainsaw file & patience!!
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Then you'll have the broken end of the drill bit rusting away in the bottom of the tube.......
Chainsaw file & patience!!
Nah... It'll be fine, it's only burrs, do it by hand and it wont snap
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Search eBay for item 261114671010

Just run it round the hole to cut the burrs off
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One of these is what you want

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Which ever way you do it you need to wear eye protection
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Not forgetting the lifejacket and KC....

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Thanks Guys, I knew someone out there had the answer!! Lifejacket, kill Cord and safety glases standing by.

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Call in and borrow a de-burring tool from me if you like. I'll have something knocking around my garage that you'll want to use.
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I am always using mine. It might struggle a bit with Stainless steel, but should do the job.
Alternatively a Dremel with a small stone that fits through the hole. You can them smooth the burr from inside out.
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Call in and borrow a de-burring tool from me if you like. I'll have something knocking around my garage that you'll want to use.
Thanks Andy but got it sorted now.

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