Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fiber Anti-Short Bushings

Anti-short bushings are made of polyethylene (plastic) and are designed to comply with CSA and UL requirements. Electricians use roto-splits to cut cable so there is a cleaner cut.

Anti-short bushings used to be made out of fiber. They also used to cut the cable with a hacksaw. Take a look at this old diagram of how the fiber bushings used to look by clicking here. Notice how the guy in the diagram is using a hacksaw to cut the cable, while using his knee to hold the cable taut. Leave your comments on this post if you have any specialized ways of cutting the cable.


george said...

I don't want to take the risk of having to go back and redo everything if the MC shorts.

Anonymous said...

What's preventing the sharp edge of the metal sheath being pushed into the conductor from the connector, after the cable is cut?