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    I broke another 40mm cable today using my K-1500 and guess where it brakes every time its not in the centre of the cable it only kinks there its always at the coupling just a couple of milometers from where it is welded if I wasn`t suspicious I`d say ridgid designed them that way as it seems to be the weakest part of the cable and should be strengthend in some way.

    Tony

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    Re: Another Broken Cable

    40mm cable ???


    Have any pictures ? How was the cable reacting just before it broke ?
    Last edited by AssTyme; 01-31-2012, 10:47 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Another Broken Cable

      Get some eel or general cable problem solved
      Rod
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      Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
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      Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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      • #4
        Re: Another Broken Cable

        I've never broken a Ridgid 1.25" cable at a weld and some of mine are 30+ years old (some are 3 years old too). Maybe you got a bad batch. Are you breaking the welds on roots or something else?

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        • #5
          Re: Another Broken Cable

          Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
          40mm cable ???


          Have any pictures ? How was the cable reacting just before it broke ?
          Give me a brake I made one miss type I should have typed 32mm for 1"/1/4 cable how many Hail Marys will I have to say for my penance for such a big mistake

          Tony

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          • #6
            Re: Another Broken Cable

            Originally posted by AFM View Post
            Give me a brake I made one miss type I should have typed 32mm for 1"/1/4 cable how many Hail Marys will I have to say for my penance for such a big mistake

            Tony


            Wow what's with the attitude ??? Maybe you should go back to bed for awhile and get up from the other side. I thought maybe you guys had something different over there ? Without any helpful information you won't get many answers.

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            • #7
              Re: Another Broken Cable

              realistically the weld only holds the cable from unscrewing from the connector. you still have a good 4-5 threads on the connector to secure the cable. that leaves the connector as being a loose fit and putting all the stress at the end of the cable where it was welded instead of the tension on the connector.

              could also be a tempering issue with the cable and weld. there should still be enough good tight wind cable to re-secure the end once cleaned up.

              a possible solution would be to crimp a sleeve around the coils at the connector. this would prevent the cable from tightening or loosening without a weld. not sure is a hose shop could do that or possibly a good marine shop that swedges cables for sails and rigging.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Another Broken Cable

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                realistically the weld only holds the cable from unscrewing from the connector. you still have a good 4-5 threads on the connector to secure the cable. that leaves the connector as being a loose fit and putting all the stress at the end of the cable where it was welded instead of the tension on the connector.

                could also be a tempering issue with the cable and weld. there should still be enough good tight wind cable to re-secure the end once cleaned up.

                a possible solution would be to crimp a sleeve around the coils at the connector. this would prevent the cable from tightening or loosening without a weld. not sure is a hose shop could do that or possibly a good marine shop that swedges cables for sails and rigging.

                rick.
                Wouldn't a crimped on sleeve prevent an automatic feed / retrieve from functioning at that spot?
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