Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Welcome To Ask The Trades!
Sep 17th, 2021, 10:58am
Quote: The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at maths - Ambrose Bierce (1842)


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
What is this cable? (Read 61 times)
Natedog
Full Member
***
Offline

Ask The Trades
Posts: 318


Total Thanks: 8
For This Post: 0


Swindon, United Kingdom
Swindon
United Kingdom


What is this cable?
Aug 24th, 2021, 4:36pm
 
Doing a bit more clearing in my late father in laws workshop today.  I've found a drum of what I'd guess is 10mm² cable - the single conductor is a similar size to a pencil and made up of 7 individual strands and single black insulation

Is this cable still used for anything these days or is it one for the scrap man?

Cheers

Image 20

10mm spanner for scale
Back to top
 
Thank User For This Post WWW View members image gallery  
IP Logged
 
Lectrician
Administrator
Trade Member
Author
*****
Offline

Ask The Trades
Posts: 8801


Total Thanks: 107
For This Post: 0


Braunton, North Devon, United Kingdom
Braunton, North Devon
United Kingdom

Gender: male

Trade: Electrician



Re: What is this cable?
Reply #1 - Aug 27th, 2021, 8:15pm
 
Looks like single insulated 6 or 10mm.  Black sheath.  Years ago it would have been used for bonding.

It could be used these days in conduit and trunking as a live conductor, but to be honest it's value is more as scrap.

Most scrap metal merchants will accept cable "as is".  It's worth less to them, so the price is reduced, but if you can't be bothered to strip it before taking it to them, it's money in your pocket.
Back to top
 

Need to post a picture? Click HERE for info!
Thank User For This Post WWW View members image gallery  
IP Logged
 
Natedog
Full Member
***
Offline

Ask The Trades
Posts: 318


Total Thanks: 8
For This Post: 0


Swindon, United Kingdom
Swindon
United Kingdom


Re: What is this cable?
Reply #2 - Aug 27th, 2021, 9:28pm
 
I've got a huge pile of t&e to strip, so adding this to it isn't gonna make much difference.  It's waiting for me to get round to making a machine to strip it.  

I've seen a few videos of people stripping it by putting it through a powered mangle and squashing it to pop thr insulation open.  It's on the list of things for me to arse about with when I'm bored  Grin
Back to top
 
Thank User For This Post WWW View members image gallery  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print