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 21 February 2013 06:45 PM
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Hello peeps

i am trying to locate the name of a product.

You know those steel twisted cable devices that the DNO use for suspending their cables with,

does anyone know the name of them please.
 21 February 2013 06:49 PM
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You know those steel twisted cable devices that the DNO use for suspending their cables with


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 21 February 2013 07:09 PM
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Hello, the only things I can think you mean are called 'pre-forms'. In our area tho they are used mostly for attaching pole stay wires to the insulators. Tho I think I can remember in the west mids a few years ago using them for overhead services, where as in the east mids we used ABC for services so didn't use them on cables them selves. On another note BT might use them tho.

Tho I could be completely wrong.

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 21 February 2013 07:24 PM
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I have seen something like that on BT overhead lines where they attach their cable to the barge board, no ideat what they're called though,

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 21 February 2013 07:38 PM
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If memory serves me right I think you will find they come under the group name of 'dead ends' plenty of variety.

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 21 February 2013 07:44 PM
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Helical dead end mounts or if you want a different type, wedge dead end mounts - well remembered, funkmeister -

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 21 February 2013 07:49 PM
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LOL Thats the ones Bro.

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 21 February 2013 08:14 PM
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smashing guys thanks
 21 February 2013 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by: OMS

You know those steel twisted cable devices that the DNO use for suspending their cables with


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OMS


Made my night, little things!

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 22 February 2013 07:06 AM
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Originally posted by: OMS

You know those steel twisted cable devices that the DNO use for suspending their cables with




Pylons -



OMS



Good one OMS - that made me laugh

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 22 February 2013 08:28 AM
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err ........

Do you mean eyelets used to tighten up catenary wires?

Try This Link

If so you can purchase them as a kit.....

'Pylons' !

I think you have spent too much time in the office staring out of the window

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 22 February 2013 10:18 AM
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Sorry - I'll get my coat

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 22 February 2013 12:27 PM
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BT do use them. They were originally "preformed ends" made by an American company.

You have to wrap the "ends" around the wire and not the wire around the "end thingy" for best results.

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 22 February 2013 02:05 PM
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I think you will find they were originally catalogued by BT as 'spiral drop ends' and we when I was playing with the big boys catalogued them as 'spiral dead ends' mainly used for cables that had a steel core insert.

They were originally manufactured in their thousands in Walsall and I know the machine, at the back it had two rolls of wire of many thousands of metres, one in use and the other ready for the operator to feed in when the roll expired, the overhead crane removed the emply reel and replaced it with a full one, they fell out of the machine into the box in less than a second.

They were originally manufactured from galvanised steel wire but as stainless steel become more abundant and cheaper this became the preferred medium.

The most common slang term for these items by workers was 'Curly Wurly's'.

As far as I am aware they still come out of the Walsall area probably under the umbrella of Cooper Industries but these days with so much outsourcing they could be manufactured elsewhere.

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leave nothing but footprints!"
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"Oh! The drama of it all."
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"You can throw all the philosophy you like at the problem, but at the end of the day it's just basic electrical theory!"
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Edited: 22 February 2013 at 02:17 PM by rocknroll
 22 February 2013 04:32 PM
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i have found them...

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