Braiding... A quick Photo Tutorial.

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  1. Euphoria

    Euphoria The music dude!

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    I didn't know such tools existed :eek: So going to go and buy one! I used a tiny screwdriver and pressed back each clip! Took ages!
     
  2. ctjoyce

    ctjoyce Who needs water cooling?

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    well im getting 1/4 inch brade and usuing 1/3 inch heatshrink, so I think as long as I dont have huge bundles I should be ok, correct me if Im wrong here.
     
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    Arent the Black ones just grounds though, does it matter if they get mixed up with each other? as i thought they all went back to the same ground point in the PSU??

    LOAM
     
  4. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

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    Yeah, we went through this many moons ago - it doesn't appear to matter (can't think why it should, but I tried myself with no ill effects).
     
  5. LOAM

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    ahh ok, sorry i missed that one.
     
  6. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

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    Oh it wasn't meant like that matey ;) it was a *long* time ago!
     
  7. Euphoria

    Euphoria The music dude!

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    Slam, not sure if you hosted the pictures for this or not but they ain't here anymore! Any chance of getting them back?
     
  8. Slamdog

    Slamdog Un-Banned!

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    ahh... i will find them and re-host them....
     
  9. StevenMac

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    Evening Gents. My first post. I was coming to have a look for tips on cable braiding and low and behold, the first thread i saw was this one. Just bought myself a cable braiding kit from the shop today. How can you stop the sleeving fraying? ive used a cable tie to clamp the stray frays together but there must be a better way to do it. Also how do i slide the cable sleeving over molex connecters and the mobo power connecter e.c.t... oh and there is a rubber kind of sleeving....what that for?

    cheers
     
  10. haz

    haz Khronic Kustomer

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    Heatshrink.. :)

    Is what your after. You'll find some here

    Slip it over the cable and heat, to shrink and secure it. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
     
  11. StevenMac

    StevenMac Steven

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    another trip to kustom pc's required. Might pop in soon. My next question is about cutting the braiding. how is best to cut the braifing?

    Should the heatshrink cover the whole length of wire?
     
  12. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

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    if you've got that tubing stuff. thats the heatshrink so you wont need to go back. just cut it about an inch long and cover the ends of the braiding. then heat and it'll shrink to cover the stuff underneath
     
  13. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

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    Actually I find you're best cutting heatshrink with the edge of your soldering iron; it seals the braid and stops it all coming apart. Either that or cut it conventionally then quickly and briefly run it through a flame.
     
  14. Slamdog

    Slamdog Un-Banned!

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    i cut the braid with a scalpel.. then use the heatshrink to finish it off.
     
  15. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

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    not sure why, but that kinda worries me :p
     
  16. Slamdog

    Slamdog Un-Banned!

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    you should know me by now... sharp blades are a speciality..
    I love oxy-acetylene torches.... Kango drills.... big sledgehammers.... petrol powered angle grinders....

    seriously... using a scalpel makes a very clean cut and it doesn't 'drag' the strands in the braid like scissors or the like... I find that hot cutting the braid seals the ends too much, actually making it harder to fit over the end of a bundle of cable.
     
  17. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

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    That is true. If you go the hot-cutting route, you need to just clip (with some fine wire cutters or scissors, which you're probably using at the same time anyway) the ends to free them up enough to open out over the cable run.

    Or use an oxy-acetelyne like Slam :p
     
  18. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    Heaven forbid that anybody uses oxy-acetelyne like Slamdog :eek:

    :p
     
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    Why used braided sleeving?? Why don't people/I just cover the whole wire in heatshrink???

    Any ideas?
     
  20. brumster

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    Expense. Non-removeable (well, not without ruining it by cutting it). Not as pretty :)