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#151532 - 03/08/03 12:13 AM "Old Splice"  
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I hope the quality on this isn't too bad...I would have made a terrible "double-naught" spy.

The interest people have been showing in old K&T and the like prompted me to check out some old splicing instructions.

...Scott (Electure)

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#151533 - 03/08/03 08:31 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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Exactly the same splicing method was described in a german DIY book, "Knaurs Handwerksbuch", printed in 1958. This was a suggestion how to splice 2 extension cords in order to get 1 long one. Only it suggested using EITHER friction tape OR rubber tube. Rubber tape never really caught here, we went straight from cloth friction tape to PVC tape.

#151534 - 03/10/03 01:02 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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Could this apply for small stranded conductors (say #18 in an appliance) or is it just intended for high-power, large diameter cables?

I once saw someone's website showing how to splice a piece of auto wire (usually #18 or #16). You butted the two ends together and then wrapped a single strand of wire (from a scrap piece of lamp cord). Then the joint was soldered and a piece of heatshrink tubing slipped over the joint.

I may try it ... just for kicks ... on some hook-up wire I have for electronic projects and speaker wire.

#151535 - 03/10/03 08:53 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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In my case this was a suggestion how to splice a standard 18 AWG extension cord (instead of just twisting the wire ends and wrapping the splice with lots of loose tape).

#151536 - 03/10/03 08:55 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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But the text below the picture definitely mentions #6 wire, so it seems to be intended for larger cables.

#151537 - 03/10/03 09:05 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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Texas Ranger,
It lists wire all the way up to 500 MCM.Guess you would have to guess how much to derate it based on the # of strands you cut out so "that the splice will not be bulky" [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 03-10-2003).]


#151538 - 03/11/03 12:00 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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Can you imagine the reaction of a tradesman in the middle of doing a set of 500s, and you showed him a hydraulic-compressed spice? He’d think you had to be from Mars.

#151539 - 03/14/03 12:45 AM Re: "Old Splice"  
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Do electricians use Old Splice after they shave?

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