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  1. Here's one for you all..... I've been retired from the electrician game for over 20 years now, but back in the day when using smaller sizes of SWA that needed to be terminated into a plastic enclosure CU I'd often treat the cable like a concentric with regard to dealing with the armour. I'd dress and twist it, usually into a couple of neat conductors, sleeve it properly and run directly into the boards earth block. I would add that I'd only do this indoors of course in a plastic enclosure and 100% of the strands were always used. I know a lot of you will be spitting feathers by now, but how is this not actually better than having a bulky brass gland and ring floating about in the CU, the high resistance risk of clamping through plastic, or another ugly steel box bolted nearby to terminate into? It's arguably safer too, having only one termination, as opposed to at least three in the event of using the traditional methods with the increased risk of adding resistance into the earth path at each termination point, especially as we're talking about steel strands here rather than copper! OK, I'll get my flack jacket and await your replies, bet I can't get a valid argument against this apart from a perception of it being "rough"...
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