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Discussion in 'Safety' started by bobgaggle, Oct 17, 2018.
I asked a union 'rigger' working an install to make a cable for me. This was the result.
Clancy use tp have a scrap book of those photos on line. Looks like the JR Wenger fols did away with that.
@Amiers Smell isn't everything.
crimp” the fitting. Oye!
This is definitely going up on the frig in the break-room.
Clancy still does it each week on their facebook page.
@bobgaggle if you want to send that to me, I’ll put it on my distractive bench and destroy it and post the video of what happens.
Which means this isn't the first time this "rigger" has hung something over someone's head unsafely.
What was this particular one to be used for, Bob?
Still exists JR Clancy's Scary Rigging Photo of the Week.
This is definitely a candidate, much better than the one I added to their collection...
thimble instead of having just a loop of cable!
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Can someone explain what’s wrong?
I told him to use a thimble before I walked away...
This was going to dead hang a custom track/truss for some tracking hard flats... Not even a static load. smh
I'm by no means an expert, but nicopress has a lot of documentation on how to install these. The first thing I noticed was that there are two sleeves. For eye splices you should only ever need one. The other part (and I didn't actually notice this until someone commented on it looked like they used their teeth to crimp it) is that the sleeve does not appear to have been crimped correctly by a nicopress tool. It should look like it was squeezed on the outside all around it, but this one looks like he used some type of punch? I honestly have no idea what he did. Here's a decent video on installing these. 2 or 3 crimps is based on the product being used and the literature for these indicate how many crimps you need.
Here's a good white paper on using these things in theatre- http://www.jrclancy.com/downloads/Nicopress1.pdf
To me it appears as whomever made this put the center-line of the Nico sleeve in between two of the openings of the Nico press tool. Each opening is is for a separate size of sleeve; you don't crimp with the teeth.
For 1/4" cable three crimps per sleeve are required.
They should be crimped in sequence: top, middle bottom, or bottom , middle, top.
Only one sleeve is required but two MAY be used if there is any question about the first.
The tail sticking out the top of the sleeve should not be much longer than one diameter of the cable.
It may just be me but the thimble looks to be the wrong size.
All that being said, I just cannot believe that unless you were installing in the middle of DumbF#*(-ville there is any way this was made by an actual Card Carrying Union Rigger. No Local is THAT stupid.
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