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Band ring for electrician


#1

I have a customer that wants a band that does not conduct
electricity. Any idease


#2

Plenty.

Wood. Glass. Plastic. Rubber. Leather. Cotton, wool, silk. Or any
combination of the above.

As an example, you could stack five or six o-rings. To hold them
together you could use glue, you could weave silk thread around
them, you could drill through them and use a thin rubber cord as
glued-in rivets or use plastic rod with the ends upset by heat as
rivets.

Just off the top of my head.

Elliot


#3

Plastic. One property that makes an element a metal is electrical
conduction.

John


#4

Hi Patrick!

A bentwood ring is the perfect ring. Not to try a self-promote
myself, but I create these rings everyday and have made many for
electricians. Its an idea… http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7zhu

Jonathan


#5

I have asked Mark to get with you and see if the Tungsten Line or Ti
line would work for you…

Andy “The Tool Guy” Kroungold


#6

Carbon fiber, cement, stone,


#7

Hey Guys,

Go with Ceramic. Will definitely not conduct.

Lifetime sizing exchange available on this ring in the example
below.

Warranty against breakage - return the broken piece(s) with the
Stuller logo.

One example:

Mark Melancon


#8
I have a customer that wants a band that does not conduct
electricity. Any idease 

How about woode Or even glasse

Margaret


#9

I always recommend ceramic rings for electricians. They have to be
bought at the specific size. There is no sizing them and it cuts you
out of the creative loop…

Rick Copeland
Rocky Mountain Wonders


#10

Hi there, What about either a band made of durable stone–like
jadeite or nephritee

Or perhaps one of those high tech ceramic rings…Then on the
weekends (aka days off )or for dress up a nice goldor platinum band.

Take care & Go Giants, Jo-Ann Maggiora Donivan


#11

Perhaps a black ceramic band might worke Try Fable Designs dot com.
Great people, great service, great product made entirely in America.
If they won’t work directly with you, I’d be most happy to hook you
up.

No affiliation other than I carry their line of alternative metal
and material bands and I’m a very satisfied retailer.

Dave Phelps


#12

Some suggestions included

o-rings.
Carbon fiber

Umm be careful, some O rings are made of conductive rubber, also
depending on the voltage… Carbon will conduct.

Reference Ceramics, some will conduct has well, you would need to
confirm with the fabricator as to the status of their products.

:wink: 220 volts will push trough a lot of materials that you wouldn’t
necessarily think of has conductive…

Kay


#13

I’ve been thinking about this.

Electricity wants to go to earth.

A metal ring shouldn’t make a squat of difference, there should be
no arcing, unless he’s playing with static electricity.

I was taught to work with one hand when working with high power
electricity, and the soles of my shoes insulate me from the earth,
so I’m not going to get a zap (unless I’m playing with static
electricity).

If he’s worried about getting a zap to a ring, he should be equally
as worried about getting a zap through exposed skin.

Regards Charles A.


#14

Lots of good idas already posted.

I thought of a turks head knot from 1.5mm mono filament coloured
nylon.


#15

Hi Jonathan,

I’ve followed your links and found your ring and your art… simply
amazing. great emotion from your story, too… I’ve seen your video
on vimeo. you are great! ciao from italy :slight_smile:

micaela


#16

Plastic or ceramic would be my first choices then wood but you can
still get shocked through wood. That is why it is hard to find wood
handle screw drivers anymore.

Vernon Wilson


#17

Jonathan, Congratulations on your wonderful work and your conquering
of adversity!

John in Indian


#18

Sort of…

Jewelry is my hobby; Electricity & electronics are what I make a
living at (for about 30 years at this point)

I’ve taken one bad shock (440V 400hz) that went in the tips of my
fingers and out my elbow. It put me on sick call for several days,
and fractured several of the small bones in my wrist (think instant,
induced carpal tunnel)

I was deliberately grounded on the metal cabinet I was working in,
because I had a good teacher; and it still nearly took me out.

Trust, me, shoe soles can’t be counted on, and you never, ever
want the current to cross your torso.

I leave my rings at home. Aside from the shock hazard (a glancing
touch that might not really conduct on skin, absolutely will with a
metal ring), I also avoid potentially shorting the components on the
equipment I deal with. Also, for a technician/tradesman, it’s all too
easy to badly injure a finger just by snagging the ring (which I have
witnessed).

I love my wife. She loves my digits intact…

Ron Charlotte
Gainesville, FL


#19

to Charles,

My first basic electricity/electronic instructor had a very powerful
demo for us on the first day of class. He had a wedding band around a
hot dog in a circuit, he closed the switch for just an instant and
the hot dog COOKED, it smoked instantly. It doesn’t take much current
to kill a person and a metal band just gives the higher voltages an
incentive to jump. If you get a shock on a bare finger it’s a
localized hole at the entry point (and exit point and damage
between), if you hit a ring that finger is cooked.

Carbon fiber conducts electricity so that’s not a good choice
either.

Sarah, electrician.


#20

Hi Ron,

Wonder if you’re the same Ron from the casting groups?

True it depends on the electricity flow.

I did the 240v rap dance when I held open the metal circuit box, and
pulled a 15 amp fuse.

The current went from right hand to left hand, and I did pop like a
break dancer :smiley: The current didn’t go to my feet.

I was taught after the fact to work with one hand in your pocket.

Leaving your rings in your pocket, or at home is probably the best
suggestion.

Regards Charles A.