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  1. Nov 25, 2015 #101

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    Zip ties are "acceptable", but string tie is "art".

    Zip ties can be installed in seconds (which is why shops use them), but compared to string they are heavy, razor sharp, and eventually get brittle and fall off.
     
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    There are pros and cons both ways. String can come loose if the harness are moved around much. Tie wraps take many years to get brittle, but they will in time. Our harness will be string tied. Lloyd does not string tie until all wires are in place in the harness.
    The tie wraps in the photo are temporary.
     
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    Just got the panel back from the paint shop...check out the wiring (miles & miles of wires).

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    Which one?
     
  7. Jan 30, 2016 #107

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    I like the use of lace instead of ties where appropriate.
     
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    Those ties are temporary. I think we covered this in an earlier post. The ties are only used until everything is in place, where it belongs. At that time, string ties will be installed and the tie wraps will be removed.
     
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    Being Navy trained, I like the lace. We couldn't use tie wraps or string anywhere..
     
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    When the time comes to lace up all the wires in Praetorian (I'm scared to think how much there will be), I'll give you a call and buy the beer and steaks after we're done.
     
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    We are confident the string ties will be just fine. Avionics 1st normally works on Barons, Bonanzas, C-210'S, Malibu's, etc. They are treating my job just like I was a corporate jet.
     
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    Just got this photo in from the shop...

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    Might take a week or more depending on how good the steaks are every night ;)
     
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    I'm sure it will be. Just ribbing ya a little :)
     
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    They are using lace, btw.. not lacing it up, but thats a little harder to do and more time consuming, but it is lace (flat cord) so good deal.
     
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    That's good to know. I just knew that it would not be zip ties in the finished product.
     
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    Well....let's put it this way. I'm more proud of my steaks than I am of my lasagna. The last time I made lasagna for my wife to take to the firehouse with her (she's an EMT; we actually met through a forum for EMS providers), the captain pulled rank and threatened to stab any of the firefighters who went for the last piece with his fork. That's an extremely high compliment given firehouse cooking standards. Judge that how you will.

    I'm actually planning on having "come find any oversights" parties during the build process so that folks with the right backgrounds (A&P, engineers, experienced builders) can help reduce the chance of something being overlooked. Pizza, soda and magnifying glasses will be provided.
     
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    That is a good practice.


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    That's a lot of breakers and fuses! Why so many? I'd have expected maybe half the number of breakers and a fuse or two (or same total number but mostly fuses), and the fuses to be blade-style.
     
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    Everything that is powered has a breaker. Yes, there are quite a few, but we have a fairly complex installation.
     
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