How to Coil Cables

Submitted by: richanddead 3 years ago Misc

Without them getting all knotted up later
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Male 2,855
nice showing how it doesnt knot up, moron
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Male 14,775
So this is why people go to college
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Male 916
both methods he shows are far more difficult than doing it simply by giving the second loop a roll with your fingers as you bring it into the other hand. achieves exactly the same coil without so much futzing about.
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Male 13,624
Oh come on, do I need to be that bored to watch how to coil cable??
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Male 7,775
@ turdburglar: you mean your job at Blockbuster?

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I just cut mine into six inch lengths, that stops them tangling.
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Male 768
AWESOME!
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Male 2,514
I fold my cables in half lenghways until it`s a couple of feet long, then I put a simple loose knot in it. The cables don`t crimp and they never get tangled.
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Male 48
lol, the first thing I ask anyone before I bring them onto a show is if they know how to wrap cable. If the answer is `uhh...sure, I guess` they get to roll cases.
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Female 6,381
Nickel2: I was taught how to use a surveyor`s "chain," actually a flat metal strip like a 60 (?) foot tape measure, that was used for measuring lengths of boundaries and such in forestry. It had to be laid out just so in that same figure 8 and folded, or it just wouldn`t work. Fortunately, when I went out to work at the camp, they had a stock of plastic-coated cord "chains," that didn`t need complicated coiling.
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Male 4,893

I use the first method. It`s the first thing you learn in the audio/video industry.
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Male 684
there is a better method for anything over 50 feet, that involves tying a not and looping through itself multiple times but its a waste of time for anything under 50 foot.
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Male 5,874
Another way with larger longer cables is to lay them on the ground in a figure `8`, then fold the eight in half to make a circle. When you need the cable again, lay the circle on the ground, open it out to form the figure `8` and pull it away as required.
This is ideal when running out long transmission cables in data centres etc.
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Male 1,803
I will forward this to my butler.
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Male 4,746
I use the first method. It is just as quick, after you`ve done it 50 zillion times.
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Male 3,949
Link: How to Coil Cables [Rate Link] - Without them getting all knotted up later
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