of the lacing back underneath a serving of
series of marling hitches evenly spaced at 1/2- to
approximately eight turns (fig. 2-60).
1-inch intervals along the length of the group of
conductors (step 3).
An alternate method of ending the lacing is
illustrated in figure 2-61. This method can also be used
When dividing conductors to form two or more
for either single- or double-cord lacing.
branches, follow the procedure illustrated in figure
2-58. Bind the conductors with at least six turns
LACING MULTICONDUCTORS.-- Lace the
between two marling hitches, and continue the lacing
spare conductors of a muticonductor cable separately,
and secure them to active conductors of the cable with
along one of the branches (fig. 2-58, view A). Start a
a few telephone hitches. When two or more cables
new lacing along the other branch. To keep the bends
enter an enclosure, each cable group should be laced
in place, form them in the conductors before lacing.
Always add an extra marling hitch just before a
breakout (fig. 2-58, view B).
DOUBLE LACE.-- Double lace is applied in a
manner similar to single lace. However, it is started
with the telephone hitch and is double throughout the
length of the lacing (fig. 2-59). You can terminate
double, as well as single, lace by forming a loop from
a separate length of cord and using it to pull the end
Figure 2-60.-The loop method of terminating the lace.
Figure 2-61.--Alternate method of terminating the lace.
Figure 2-59.-Starting double lace with the telephone hitch.