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#57840 - 10/22/05 10:51 AM Rip cord for duct tape when making head
straightedge Offline
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I just learned a cool new trick while pulling in some panel feeders last night. You know how it takes forever to remove the duct tape from a head when pulling in panel feeders? This guy tied a two foot long piece of jet line just above the head on the loop of the pulling rope. Then duct taped it up along with the 3/0 wire we were pulling in. After we pulled it in I asked what the jet line was for and he took a hold of the end and pulled up. It split the duct tape like a rip cord. what a great idea.
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#57841 - 10/22/05 07:56 PM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
waymag Offline
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Wow that is a really good idea
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#57842 - 10/23/05 07:08 PM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
lamplighter Offline
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Why didn't I ever think of that?!!!!
Hey how about using a 1 1/8" fender washer on you're 1/2" hole saw to keep from biting in and snaping the bit when you finally punch the arbor bit through?
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#57843 - 10/24/05 11:56 AM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
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Registered: 07/24/02
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Sounds good about the duct tape, but what about a pulling basket? Easy to take off when done?
Where would the fender washer go? In the hole saw? Just tryin to picture it.
Thanks
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#57844 - 10/24/05 12:49 PM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
Celtic Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Pulling baskets are a royal PITA....someone always loses the "right one", the loose strands stab me, etc.

I like the rip-cord idea...wish you mentioned it 2 weeks ago when we did our 500KCM pulls (12 runs x 4 wires x 200')...that would have saved some time.
We usulally wrap the head w/rags, back tape and tape with duct tape. Sure the head comes apart quickly - but that rip-cord would be even faster!

The hole saw "tip" is like this...load the drill up with your hole saw, arbor and pilot(just like usual). Then slip the fender washer over the pilot - you will have the pilto extending through the fender, and the fender is blocking the hole saws teeth. After the pilot punched through the material, remove the fender and continue drilling with the hole saw. This is a GREAT tip (I do it every time) because sometimes the holesaw (w/o fender) will bind on the material. This binding action is accompanied by the drill's twisting and attempting to break your wrist.
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#57845 - 10/25/05 06:22 AM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
Cow Offline
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Registered: 07/01/05
Posts: 33
Loc: Hermiston, OR
Instead of a fender washer, I just set the clutch on my cordless.
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#57846 - 10/25/05 06:36 AM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
Ryan_J Offline
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You guys use a hole saw for cutting duct tape?
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#57847 - 10/25/05 07:33 AM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
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Thanks Celtic, for the explanation.
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#57848 - 10/25/05 06:08 PM Re: Rip cord for duct tape when making head
Celtic Offline
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Quote:

You guys use a hole saw for cutting duct tape?


You DON'T ????


LOL

Yesterday, I sent a very annoying 1st year apprentice down to the trailer to get me a "compression BX connector and a water-proof redhead". I think he's still looking - LMAO

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