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jibspark

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Hi all,

ive got a job comming up where i will be glanding alot of large swa's, most about 240 singles i think.

what size grips do you think i will need? all ive got at the mo is bog standard 10" ones.
 
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jibspark

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ive always used grips, i agree that spanners would be alot kinder to the gland but i would end up spending a fortune on different sizes.
 
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jibspark

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stilsons or adjustable spanners?
 
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tony.towa

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Where necessary, on large glands, I hold the tightened base of the gland with a spanner and use stilsons to tighten the "armour lock". Have found in the past that stilsons tend to be too thick to hold the gland base without getting in the way when tightening the "armour lock".
 
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wayne

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tony.towa is right ... stilsons ..i usually borrow them off the plumbers!!
 
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rumrunner

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"2 pairs of 36 inch stillsons " and why would they slip ,ive never had a pair slip yet and never marked a gland bad enough to worry about it ,
good luck
 

benji

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hang on 240mm singles are we talking transformer/switchgear if so the armour will be ally so will glands, probably 32/40 gland so not very large,also non ferous gland plates
yourse benji

460 channel lock from rs about £20 each
benji
 
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jibspark

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thats a good point! i think they are 40's.

theres me thinking about a 4 core or something but actually they are gonna be pretty small. sweet!
 
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jibspark

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at the moment im not sure until i get there in the morning!
 
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Spudmiester

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Have always used grips or stillys, too tight to buy big Bahco's.

On ally glands, make sure you dont over do it and strip the threads !
 
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rumrunner

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hang on 240mm singles are we talking transformer/switchgear if so the armour will be ally so will glands, probably 32/40 gland so not very large,also non ferous gland plates
yourse benji

460 channel lock from rs about £20 each
benji
Well spotted benj ,i was thinking about 4 core armoureds ,ive never had anything to do with singles or ally glands ,but ive done quite a few big armoureds ,but i missread the origional question ;)
 

benji

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once did some 630mm 3 per phase used erma thick wall lugs when you crimp with hyd. crimper hex dies you had to allow for lug increasing in length (cocked up first one )always lug them about 4mm short now
yours benji
 
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Spudmiester

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once did some 630mm 3 per phase used erma thick wall lugs when you crimp with hyd. crimper hex dies you had to allow for lug increasing in length (cocked up first one )always lug them about 4mm short now
yours benji

Yep, done some 630 singles for Water Board. Enjoy big stuff better !
 
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