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#140218 - 02/10/04 11:20 AM Pyro tools
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Guys,
I am looking for good grade pyro tools, especially a fast, durable stripper. Can you help?
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#140219 - 02/10/04 03:14 PM Re: Pyro tools
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When ‘pyro’ is brought up, I immediately think of exothermic welds, often installed for subsurface grounding connections. They are always bare, so no stripper is used.
http://www.thermoweld.com/products.html http://www.erico.com/products/Cadweld.asp

Understood that ‘pyro’ could have a different/regional meaning.

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#140220 - 02/10/04 08:53 PM Re: Pyro tools
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Bjarney,
Pyro is short for Pyrotenax,
it is a brand of Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed (MIMS) cable.
Lyle,
Have you tried the site of Radio Spares Components? (RS Components) as they used to sell tools for Pyro work.
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#140221 - 02/10/04 09:04 PM Re: Pyro tools
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Lyle,
I asume that you are looking for a tool like this:


At http://www.radionics.ie there is a tool like this listed as Cat No. 369-264 and it has the Code ZSJ.
Hope that this is of some help to you!.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 02-11-2004).]
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#140222 - 02/11/04 06:03 PM Re: Pyro tools
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Mike — That's a very interesting looking tool. Where does it vent the requisite smoke and flames? ;-) ;-) ;-)

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#140223 - 02/12/04 12:43 AM Re: Pyro tools
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MIMS cable is invariably made from a Copper Sheath with a Chalk inner holding 2 or more wires in suspension.
The wires themselves, having a 200 degree C+ rating.
They are used in the Non-US Areas for providing circuits in Boiler-Rooms and other High Temperature areas.
Biggest thing that anyone that works with MIMS, will tell you, is moisture!.
Allow a wee bit of moisture into a MIMS cable and see the Insulation Resistance to drop like a stone!.
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