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Date: 08/18/13 09:45 AM

15 Responses to How to Coil Cables

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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 9:50 am
    Link: How to Coil Cables - Without them getting all knotted up later
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2013 at 10:17 am
    I use the first method. It is just as quick, after you`ve done it 50 zillion times.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 10:39 am
    I will forward this to my butler.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2013 at 10:53 am
    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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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 11:46 am
    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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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I use the first method. It`s the first thing you learn in the audio/video industry.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    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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    iscariot40 Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    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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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    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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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    August 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    @ turdburglar: you mean your job at Blockbuster?


    I just cut mine into six inch lengths, that stops them tangling.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    Oh come on, do I need to be that bored to watch how to coil cable??
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    razbitom Male 40-49
    900 posts
    August 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2013 at 12:17 am
    So this is why people go to college
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    August 19, 2013 at 11:55 am
    nice showing how it doesnt knot up, moron

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