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Created On: 21 April 2014 10:32 AM
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 21 April 2014 10:32 AM
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GB

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Does anybody have any experience of reparing "damaged" black shrouds?
Been to a site yesterday and a contractor has installed TQ cabling with A2 (brass stuffers) c/w black shrouds but has cut the shrouds too deeply so that there is no seal between the cable and the top of the shroud, (you can get your finger into the gap on some of them)
he has then tried to patch up by taping over the shroud and cable with black pvc tape and the whole this looks bloody awfull.
I guess he would blame the apprentice if confronted.
Any ideas for remedial work?
The cables are live and cant be disconnected in the near future (if ever) so new shrouds are not the answer.

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 21 April 2014 10:56 AM
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daveparry1

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Remove the tape and fill the gap with some silicone, (black preferably) smoothing it off and shaping it nicely.
 21 April 2014 10:59 AM
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Banners

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I bought some adhesive two part cloth tape for repairing a hose pipe on a car engine a few years ago. Really good stuff (available from Halfords and the likes). If that is too "robust" then what about gaffer tape?
 21 April 2014 11:05 AM
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weirdbeard

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Hi GB, not used this stuff myself, but it looks like it could be useful?

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 21 April 2014 12:13 PM
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peteTLM

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Make a neat band around the top of the shroud using self amalgamating tape.

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 21 April 2014 06:27 PM
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GB

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Excellent
I have got a tub of waterproof compound (green unfortunately) that is a bit like plastercene, I could shape this at the top of the shroud then cover with black amalgamating tape.
I think that is worth a try!!!
Cheers gents
 21 April 2014 07:19 PM
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Fm

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No shutdowns?

Sounds like ppp to me.

I would insist that the contractor came back and rectified the poor workmanship.
 22 April 2014 08:13 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: GB

Excellent

I have got a tub of waterproof compound (green unfortunately) that is a bit like plastercene, I could shape this at the top of the shroud then cover with black amalgamating tape.

I think that is worth a try!!!

Cheers gents


Sounds tasty, replacing tape with 'plastercene' and more tape!

Thinking further, if the installer can cut a simple shroud so badly - I'd be having a serious look at the rest of their work!
 22 April 2014 09:34 PM
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Dave69

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Cut the shrouds off.

In Many industries and environments customers specify that shrouds should NOT be fitted to cable glands although they normally spec nickel plated glands. If the atmosphere attacking the brass is thought to be problem then just spray the glands with a nice galv paint. Shrouds just hold in moisture and are bad news and serve no purpose if the correct glands are used and of course if the are installed correctly
 23 April 2014 08:57 AM
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impvan

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Given the shroud - especially the modern ones - forms bugger all of a seal anyway, if you're relying on the shroud for a seal you're really using the wrong gland.....

If it's a visual thing, then some builders merchants have a 2" wide black pvc tape.
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