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Thread: Coil cord. Wrap over, under or straight with a tight hank or coil at the top?

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    Coil cord. Wrap over, under or straight with a tight hank or coil at the top?

    this question was posted on another forum and every one believed their method was the correct method.

    I have always heard to start the coiling over the shaft continuing from there. The straight up the shaft with the excess coiled in a loop at the top is a new one one me. Does it really make any difference?

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    Do what it says in your owner's manual.


    Do NOT do it like the FBI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewing View Post
    Do what it says in your owner's manual.


    Do NOT do it like the FBI.
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    I guess they are too busy to read the manual. Hey, I wonder if the coils are even plugged in?
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    Ok ok, my way is the correct way, keep cord straight up shaft to the metal shaft, zip tie or velcro wrap as needed with small semi loose bit at coil for when the coil gets moved it doesn't rip out cord$$$, then wrap the cord around shaft up to head as to reach it perfectly, screw in, then sip tie/wrap with velcro straps. The end.Click image for larger version. 

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    Really, the most important thing is to not have a loose floppy cord by coil setting it off, it has metal in wires, next is to leave a little wiggle room for cord to prevent damage.

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    Loose spiral lower and then tighter above the shaft collar. All held snug with rubber straps.

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    I like my way,
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    Doesn't matter as long as you are breathing in and out while routing it not out and in.

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    Just leave some slack where the cable attaches to the coil and the control box, no tension pulling on the connectors.
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    All my machines that do not have internal cable routes are done the way "Slowtaknow" has it done! This method works very well for hunting in the brush.

    The Deus has the best solution...
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    I've just always done an even candy cane wrap all the way up.
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