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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: wire joining practice..
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Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 00:39:58 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 17:39:58 PDT
"Michael A. Terrell" wrote:
> Chuck Simmons wrote:
> > "Michael A. Terrell" wrote:
> > >
> > > Chuck Simmons wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The idea in the wire nut is to create enough force between the
> > > > conductors to get a gas tight connection. Crimp uses the same idea.
> > > > Better than wire nuts are the bolts (I forget what they are called) that
> > > > are split to admit the conductors and a nut is tightened to force the
> > > > conductors together.
> > > >
> > > > Chuck
> > >
> > > They are called "Split bolts"
> > How extremely nice of them to have a happily descriptive name. I never
> > knew. Thanks.
> > Chuck
> You're welcome. They managed to make the name simple enough that the
> guys behind the parts counter can remember it! (For once.)
It's not quite perfect. The parts counter guys are a lot stronger on
vaguely obscene names for parts.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons email@example.com
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