Figure 2-42.Lacing branches and breakouts.
Double lace should be used on groups of conductors that are 1 inch or larger in total diameter. Either
a single lace or a double lace may be used on groups of less than 1 inch.
How is the single lace started?
Double lace is applied in a manner similar to single lace, except that it is started with a telephone
hitch and is double throughout the length of the lacing (figure 2-43). Both double and single lace may be
ended by forming a loop from a separate length of cord and using it to pull the end of the lacing back
underneath a serving of approximately eight turns (figure 2-44). An alternate method of ending the lacing
is illustrated in figure 2-45. This method can also be used for either single- or double-cord lacing. Another
method is by using a marling hitch as a lock stitch (figure 2-46) to prevent slippage. This procedure will
also prevent unraveling should a break occur to the lacing.