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#85568 - 07/15/03 06:37 AM Retorqued
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia

A picture is worth 1000 (curse) words...

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 07-15-2003).]

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#85569 - 07/15/03 06:17 PM Re: Retorqued
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Has that same ole inspector been at it again?

#85570 - 07/17/03 03:39 PM Re: Retorqued
tdhorne Offline

Registered: 03/22/01
Posts: 344
Loc: Maryland, USA
What am I missing? I didn't spot the problem.

Oops, now I see it. Those markings on the lugs are your original torque marks. Right?

[This message has been edited by tdhorne (edited 07-17-2003).]
Tom Horne

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#85571 - 07/17/03 05:02 PM Re: Retorqued
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
explain it one more time please, cold flow, or whatever makes this a bad thing to do

#85572 - 07/17/03 06:53 PM Re: Retorqued
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
Look at this thread , and this one .

#85573 - 07/18/03 04:09 AM Re: Retorqued
sparky Offline

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Posts: 5545
thank you Don.

in a perfect world, i'm agreeable to this ideal.

as to all the old work in the world, all bets are off....

allbeit, much of what is out there never realized a tourqe spec in the first place

#85574 - 07/18/03 10:41 AM Re: Retorqued
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA

You gotta explain to folks what it is like to have coal miners & ex-coal miners around. I've never met one that could resist tweaking any adjusment knob they've ever seen and it ain't tight 'till it squeeks & glows red.

American measurements of torque- inch pounds, foot pounds & erks. Erk is the sound the fastener makes as you approach its maximum tensile strength.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

#85575 - 07/18/03 11:11 AM Re: Retorqued
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Once the maximum amount of Erks has been reached, the next sound is usually something that shouldn't be printed here...

#85576 - 07/21/03 06:04 AM Re: Retorqued
steve66 Offline

Registered: 03/13/03
Posts: 25
Speaking of torque specs, when installing box clamps or other items with lock rings, does anyone know the correct number of ft-lbs to apply to the screwdriver with the hammer?

#85577 - 08/01/03 04:03 PM Re: Retorqued
cubby964 Offline

Registered: 10/18/02
Posts: 69
Loc: USA
I just watched a Journeyman electrician retorque some lugs to well over 30 pounds-feet, with a calibrated (have the paper) pounds-inch torque wrench set to 100 lbs-in. (watched it being set by the UPS tech and verified it). Some people just don't get it.


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