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Safety Wire... where do I get it?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got my belt pulley drive all back together after replacing the seal and it's almost ready to go back in the tractor. The only thing I need is some wire to safety the two bolts so they don't come loose. Does it need to be a special kind of wire? Any suggestions? Will Farm and Fleet have it?

By the way, I'll probably do it the aviation way by doing it as shown in the first picture of the diagram below.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I worked at a'diesel shop',we used to use
"mechanics tie wire".Local NAPA store carried
it.Came in a one pound roll.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Electric fence wire works too. Airplane way is
the best way. Just make sure the wire is pulling
the heads tight.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

there is stainless steel wire in rolls for that use also.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Electric fence wire, mechanic's wire from an Auto
Parts or industrial supply house, Stainless Steel
MIG wire or the appropriate aircraft wire from
someone like Aircraft Spruce
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

any aviation parts supply house or hangar has it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:22 am    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

McMaster Carr or MSC will both have.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Avial will have it you want .032 stainless they have models
but there pricey safety wired a lot when I worked on helos
also snap on can get it
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, guys! Napa was out, but Carquest had some. I worked in the aviation industry for a while and we always called it safety wire, but the guys at the automotive stores knew it as 'mechanic's wire" like you said. Thanks for the tip.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The Air Force has a tool for twisting that wire
Makes a nice neat job. We always did it by hand. Hal
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mechanics wire is definitely not safety wire. Safety wire is not iron, mechanics wire is.
Safety wire is anealed stainless, or nickle alloy. it does not rust, and is soft but with a good tensile strength. I would not use mechanics wire. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

FWIW, Harbor Freight sells spools of safety wire along with the twister tool. Gotta be better than a sharp stick in the eye.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They taught us how to safety wire in B-47 school 55 years ago, i still have a roll somewhere? it's very stiff stainless wire, not fun to do by hand. Not the same as Mechanics wire.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So I know some stainless steels are magnetic, but I did a quick magnet check and you guys are probably right that I bought a steel wire. I'm not really worried about corrosion since this is in an oil soaked area, though. I'll put some stainless safety wire on my list and replace it when I get some.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Safety Wire... where do I get it? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Really, you are going to beat him up because it is not stainless? There was a freaking coat hanger in there for YEARS!!! Why don't you beat up the electric fence wire guys. That stuff is junk, bend it three or four times and it breaks.
 
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