Spider-Cable Clamps

Tom Neville

 

The “spider,” a set of multiplexed outlets attached to a long, grid-mounted cable, allows an electrician to use any batten as an electric. Once such a new electric has been flown to the desired trim, however, the electrician is left with the problem of securing the excess cable at the grid. This article describes a quick and safe solution to that problem — the spider-cable clamp. The spider-cable clamp consists of two pieces of 2×4 joined at one end by a bent strap hinge, and at the other by a Roto Lock® mounted on pieces of steel flat stock. See Figures 1 and 2.

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FIGURE 1: HINGE END

FIGURE 2: ROTO LOCK® E

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