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bigmal
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PostSubject: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:36 pm

If you've ever buggerred around with the electrics on your hike, like me you may well have resorted to little scraps of masking tape to label up the various wires to avoid confusion later. These come all the way from China... But what a clever idea - little cable ties incorporating a little write on tag...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/222076199342
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:01 pm

I have a couple of bags of them as I have used them for years at work, I also have normal cable ties in white and black of different lengths and thicknesses, re-usable cable ties, Stainless Steel cable ties (ideal for high temperature areas such as exhausts etc) and Velcro straps as well as some rubber based cable ties that you cannot overtighten especially designed for communication cables that must not be squashed.
But my favourite is self-amalgamating tape, its brilliant stuff (as long as you never need to undo it again).
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:24 pm

Love the able ties, best idea like that I have seen. Time to order some.
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:15 pm

v-twin wrote:
I have a couple of bags of them as I have used them for years at work, I also have normal cable ties in white and black of different lengths and thicknesses, re-usable cable ties, Stainless Steel cable ties (ideal for high temperature areas such as exhausts etc) and Velcro straps as well as some rubber based cable ties that you cannot overtighten especially designed for communication cables that must not be squashed.
But my favourite is self-amalgamating tape, its brilliant stuff (as long as you never need to undo it again).

Fucking hell Andrew, it's like 50 shades of grey you've got so many ways of tying something up!!
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:20 pm

I take you're word for it Mal Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:12 am

So Mal! do you and john boss read fifty shades to each other when your "out" together I thought it was illegal for non women to read it!
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:54 pm

Justin they also go to Andrew for the ties to tie up as well obviously! Looks like a conspiracy to keep quiet to me!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:19 pm

Wow they are a good idea 
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:56 pm

Another good idea is Clear Shrink Tube, you can print or write what you wish before covering your electrical work and place it in the tube before you shrink it to your wires.
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:02 pm

Pure genius! Gonna get me some of that!
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:08 pm

How ironic - I was just looking for this thread to order some for a project I'm on - cheers for highlighting it Mal
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:08 pm

Its cheap enough on ebay, and lies with the contour of wires no tab sticking out in the way.


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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:09 pm

Just ordered 100 for £1.89 - bargain
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:28 pm

Hey Alfie
Does the heat shrink contract to about half its width? Trying to figure out what size for bike wiring...
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PostSubject: Re: Handy idea (write on cable ties)   Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:45 pm

bigmal wrote:
Hey Alfie
Does the heat shrink contract to about half its width? Trying to figure out what size for bike wiring...

Most of it has a shrink ratio of 2:1 but some has a ratio of 3:1. I get most of my electronic bits etc from CPC
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