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Re: Cable-Tying with Waxed Twine
- From: Ian Mason
- Date: Thu Jan 25 11:05:37 2007
On 25 Jan 2007, at 04:41, Larry Beaulieu wrote:
The other thing I found interesting; The use of Zip Ties on Copper
is frowned upon by BICSI. Velcro preferred.
Something to do with the compression on a twisted-pair cable
over-tight nylon cable ties screwing with their twist rates, and thus
changing their Crosttalk characteristics...
For starters, the stuff that Dan Mahoney is looking for is properly
waxed linen lacing cord. In a past life I used to order the stuff
by Ludlow Textiles through Graybar, their part # back then was
not always in stock in individual stores.
Lacing is a lot slower than using platic ties, and doing it is
rough on your
fingers. If you're lucky you know a data tech who can show you how
to do it
properly, it's really not something that you can just describe in
The UK avionics industry used to (and may still) use thin PVC tube
- kind of like thin insulated wire without the wire. It's got several
1) Much kinder on the fingers
2) It stretches, which:-
a) minimises the risk of overtightening it
b) the elasticity keeps it snug, it doesn't work loose over time
3) it doesn't rot
And yes, I am old enough to know how to do it. But I disagree with
Randy (what's new)
I'm more of a Techosaur than a Telephant.