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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: kolias on January 17, 2014, 12:31:05 PM

Title: Cable Ducts
Post by: kolias on January 17, 2014, 12:31:05 PM
I use 1" x 1" cable ducts in my control panel and although they make the wiring much better looking and easier to run I have a heck of a time to remove their covers after I install them.

When I first installed the ducts, I put the covers on just to see how it looks / works and when I tried to remove the covers I had to use pliers to pull them off (I'm glad I had no wires inside)

For now the covers are off in case I want to add / revise the wiring but I wonder is there a trick or method to easily snap off the covers?
Title: Re: Cable Ducts
Post by: mc on January 17, 2014, 01:43:55 PM
It depends on the style. Some just require brute force, others you need to push the sides in before pulling the cover off.
Title: Re: Cable Ducts
Post by: garyhlucas on January 17, 2014, 01:53:31 PM
Push the cover hard towards one side, then lift on that side. Alternately pull on the cover on one corner then run a finger under the cover popping the base fingers loose as you go. Small shallow ones like you are using are the toughest. Deeper ones are much easier.
Title: Re: Cable Ducts
Post by: kolias on January 17, 2014, 03:31:53 PM
Thank you both, interesting