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Retorqued #85568
07/15/03 08:37 AM
07/15/03 08:37 AM
sparky66wv  Offline OP
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West Virginia
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A picture is worth 1000 (curse) words...

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Re: Retorqued #85569
07/15/03 08:17 PM
07/15/03 08:17 PM
txsparky  Offline
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Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Has that same ole inspector been at it again? [Linked Image]

Re: Retorqued #85570
07/17/03 05:39 PM
07/17/03 05:39 PM
tdhorne  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 345
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?

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Re: Retorqued #85571
07/17/03 07:02 PM
07/17/03 07:02 PM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,343
explain it one more time please, cold flow, or whatever makes this a bad thing to do

Re: Retorqued #85572
07/17/03 08:53 PM
07/17/03 08:53 PM
resqcapt19  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
Look at this thread , and this one .

Re: Retorqued #85573
07/18/03 06:09 AM
07/18/03 06:09 AM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,343
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

Re: Retorqued #85574
07/18/03 12:41 PM
07/18/03 12:41 PM
Tom  Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
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. [Linked Image]

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


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Re: Retorqued #85575
07/18/03 01:11 PM
07/18/03 01:11 PM
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
Once the maximum amount of Erks has been reached, the next sound is usually something that shouldn't be printed here...

Re: Retorqued #85576
07/21/03 08:04 AM
07/21/03 08:04 AM
steve66  Offline
Joined: Mar 2003
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?

Re: Retorqued #85577
08/01/03 06:03 PM
08/01/03 06:03 PM
cubby964  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 67
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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