Preparing Cable and Terminal for Pouring
When working around an arresting gear engine,
make sure the arresting engine retracting system is
depressurized before performing any of the
following steps involving the handling of the wire
Preparing Wire Rope
When it is necessary to cut the wire rope, place
two seizings of approximately 15 or 20 turns of soft
steel seizing wire on the cable, approximately 1 inch
apart. (See fig. 3-46, view A.) Cut the cable
between the two seizings.
Remove the seizing from the cut end of the
cable and, with the use of a marlinespike, unlay
three strands of the cable. Using a pocketknife, cut
and remove the hemp center a distance equal to the
length of the terminal plus 1 inch. (See view B of
fig. 3-46.) Re-lay the strands of the cable.
Make a seizing a distance equal to the length of
the terminal plus 1 inch. The seizing should be
made with the use of a serving tool and be 15 or 20
Figure 3-46.Wire rope preparation.