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External SWA?
 
Looks like a CW three part gland for terminating SWA externally. This is the brass part - there should also be a PVC boot as well, and an earth banjo. (I prefer to use a Piranha nut instead of the earth banjo).
 
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telectrix

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unusual to see the knurled taper when there's a tapered collar. is it a case of "get a grip , man?"
 
ahhh

that would be one of those old fashioned swa glands we used back in the day

most sparks now seem to prefer a plastic stuffing gland :eek:o_O
 
unusual to see the knurled taper when there's a tapered collar. is it a case of "get a grip , man?"
I thought the same - looks like half indoor and half outdoor?
 

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Nope

See loads and loads of swa 'terminated' into black plastic stuffing glands on new builds etc

especially on outdoor lights etc
How about a compromise ?

 
Problem is this still requires some level of skill to termination properly...

The way i keep seeing Swa installed recently is they cut off all the armouring and just take the inner cores through the stuffing gland.
 

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i'll never master a computer while i have a hole in my arse. spawn of the devil. never do what you want them to do, and then they mix it all up. still what do we expect from something that can only count to 2.
 

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What is this gland for?

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Water resistant swa gland
 

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The cable in the animation looks more like a screened/braided cable than an armoured.
Yeah you're right, although the start of the vid mentions armoured cable ? I have had them introduced to me as for use with armoured in the wholesalers, but then when you are dealing with glands for cable made by a company called SWA the potential for confusion is increased.
 

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i'll never master a computer while i have a hole in my arse. spawn of the devil. never do what you want them to do, and then they mix it all up. still what do we expect from something that can only count to 2.
Count to 1...1, or zero...yer luddite ;):cool:

Unless that Amstrad,of yours,is working on duonary (It's one step up from binary)
 

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....I suppose it would do,for one end...

(the rubber SWA gland,not Tel's Amstrad;))
 
I can see the plastic body of these splitting after a while in situ thus releasing the pressure on the brass ring holding the armour in.

I come across plastic glands which have split as a result of slight overtightening when originally installed on a depressingly regular basis.
 
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Thanks.
Was told by the supplier that they were for SY cable, I wanted a second opinion in-case I was losing it!
The packets were labeled wrong.
 

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Thanks.
Was told by the supplier that they were for SY cable, I wanted a second opinion in-case I was losing it!
The packets were labeled wrong.
Not necessarily, if they are made for SY that would explain the cross hatching on the cone which isn't normally there in an SWS gland.
What does it say on the packet, what is the brand an dpart number?
Is there anything stamped on the gland to identify type, BS etc?
 
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HA25CXT

It didn't have the slots in the thread.
 
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