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I want to install a temperature probe into a water inlet pipe. The probe is 4mm diameter but the wire itself is a figure 8 cable about 1.5mm x .75mm. Are there any cable glands that can deal with this? Water pressure is low and the gland can go into an alloy manifold. 1/4” or 3/8” BSP would be good for the gland body.
|Speedy Builder5||13/07/2019 15:09:02|
|1863 forum posts|
Does the probe need to be in the water, or could it be in a pocket that is in the water ? Alternatively, can the gland grip the 4mm diameter probe instead of the cable ?
|Frances IoM||13/07/2019 16:57:33|
|669 forum posts|
|why not make a top hat out of copper (or ali) that can be fitted into a standard T junction and reach down into the water with the temp sensor tightly fitted into drilled holes into top of the T possibly packed with thermal paste if sloppy fitting - the top hat is so will seal when fitted into the T junction|
Edited By Frances IoM on 13/07/2019 16:58:26
|2373 forum posts|
The probe could just be inserted into the tank but I thought things would look neater If the probe was hidden in the pipe. They sell 12mm x 1.5mm cable glands but the minimum cable size is 3.5mm. I do have some silicon cord though some I’m wondering if I can make a suitable packing piece? Being able to remove the probe periodically for cleaning purposes is also a requirement.
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Work out where on the wire you need the gland to be then fit a small piece of tube there using a suitable eg silicone sealant filler. if you think the flexing wire might break the seal make the tube longer, seal one end to the wire, fill up with a non setting or softer glue, then seal the other end.
|1329 forum posts|
If I read this correctly it appears that you are proposing to immerse the whole assembly with just the cable exiting via the gland (sorry if I misread that).
If that is correct: have you checked that probe to cable interface is suitably sealed for that purpose, also do you know if the cable itself is suitable for continuous immersion?
Edited By V8Eng on 13/07/2019 19:08:49
|Boiler Bri||13/07/2019 20:35:06|
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Hi. Atex rated glands will do the job. They have o rings on the gland threads and seal to be safe on the cable. You have to machine cut the holes in whatever your fitting them into so its a tolleranced fit
I have loads. Pm me if you want a few sending. I would need to know what size cable you are using ?
|not done it yet||14/07/2019 07:54:06|
|3736 forum posts|
If it is the common ‘K type’ transducer get another that can be sealed, is my suggestion.
Edited By not done it yet on 14/07/2019 07:54:38
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