This allows a single-size stuffing tube to be used for a
view A). Note that the tube body is inserted from
variety of cable sizes, and makes it possible for 9 sizes
inside the enclosure. The end of the cable armor,
of nylon tubes to replace 23 sizes of aluminum, steel,
which will pass through the slip washers, is wrapped
and brass tubes.
with friction tape to a maximum diameter. To ensure
a watertight seal, one coat of neoprene cement is
The nylon stuffing tube is available in two parts.
The body, O-ring, locknut, and cap comprise the tube;
applied to the inner surface of the rubber grommet
and the rubber grommet, two slip washers, and one
and to the cable sheath where it will contact the
bottom washer comprise the packing kit.
grommet. After the cement is applied, the grommet is
immediately slipped onto the cable. The paint must be
A nylon stuffing tube that provides cable entry
cleaned from the surface of the cable sheath before
into an equipment enclosure is applicable to both
watertight and nonwatertight enclosures (fig. 2-49,
applying the cement.
Figure 2-49.--Representative nylon stuffing tube installations.