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What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:45:25 PM »
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I'm gradually piecing my layout wiring plan out, and I got to thinking, how do I attach the busses/feeder wires running under the layout? Got any photos and brand name recommendations?

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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 04:33:14 PM »
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This is what I've been using --> http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/ncl-14b/1/4-dia-nylon-cable-clamp-10-stud/1.html
A #8 1/2" round head wood screw holds it to the bench work.

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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 04:33:34 PM »
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I use screw in cable tie base mounts. Then I zip tie the wires to these. I used to use the nylon strap holders, but they dry out and crack too much.
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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 04:38:45 PM »
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This is what I've been using --> http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/ncl-14b/1/4-dia-nylon-cable-clamp-10-stud/1.html
A #8 1/2" round head wood screw holds it to the bench work.

Yes, that's what I was looking for. Thanks!


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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 05:20:19 PM »
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I use small eye hooks (#4 screw size) into the wood and then use cable ties to them
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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 05:47:14 PM »
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I use a staple gun that has a cable tip on it so it doesn't pinch the wires.

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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 06:24:18 PM »
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There are many methods for fastening wires, and often several are used to make wiring neat.

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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 11:15:34 PM »
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There are many methods for fastening wires, and often several are used to make wiring neat.



Wiring envy...  :(

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Re: What Type Hooks/Clips Needed to Hold Under-Layout Wiring?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2016, 01:12:34 AM »
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Wiring envy...  :(

A little extra time spend up front saves a lot of time later if and when things go wrong (or updates or modifications have to be made).

Just to set things straight, this layout is at my friend's house, but I did so much work on it that I consider it my adopted child.  :)
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