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Old 07-25-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Aluminum sheathed wire

Quick question guys, what cable clamp are you "supposed" to use on flexible aluminum sheathed 12/2 cable conduit? All the ones I have and have looked at at the stores only list steel sheathing. I assume there's a greater crush risk with aluminum, so what do you guys use?

Also, how the heck do you strip this stuff back without harming the wires?


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Old 07-26-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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you use one of those or you fold it over until it breaks then pinch the flex off.

there are many different styles of connectors, here is one example..


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Before the tool pictured above was invented, we always used aviation snips. I rarely do/did enough MC work to justify buying this tool. If I had a very big job with all MC cable, I would invest in one. For now the aviation snips (sheet metal snips) work just fine.
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