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  • How do you store your sectional cables?

    Reworking my truck and am trying to think of a better way to arrange my sectionals. Do you think sectionals would be damaged by storing them on their short side? Any ideas? Pictures would be nice.
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  • #2
    Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

    I keep my K-60, 75' of 7/8" cable, and the rear guide hose on the lower shelf of a 32" wide bin on my truck. On the upper shelf, I keep a couple of tool boxes and tool bags. One of those is the little tool box for my heads for the K-60. In the back of my truck, I keep a spare 75' of cable, just in case I get a long run where I need it.

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    • #3
      Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

      Ben,

      Here is just under 300' of 5/8 on it's side. The 7/8" would be the same but it is in the back of the truck.

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      • #4
        Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

        hmmmm. . . I think Rick just hurls them on top of the pile in his truck

        I do actually think he keeps them on their short end in a bucket and grabs however many he needs. . . he comes home late Sunday
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        • #5
          Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

          I use an old tire, drill a hole on it with a hole hog for a drain, and store my K60 cables in there...For my J cable (eel sectional) i use a custom 4inx7ft long piece of PVC with one cap glued on and the other a cleanout cap, i put a strap on it and carry it like a rifle, holds 60ft and not to heavy.
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          • #6
            Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

            mine just sit flat in their wire carriers on the floor of the van. sometimes if they are stored standing up i get an override in the cable and it can be a ***** to unravel.especially in a home or if i'm trying to NOT look like a doofus

            steve
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            • #7
              Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

              the 5/8'' and 7/8'' i keep in the cages on edge bungee to the truck. not on top of a pile joey

              the 1.25'' i keep 2-40' inside of 2-motorcycle tires (much lighter) and the balance inside of 10' sections of 1.25'' pvc pipe. i just slide out the amount i need beyond the 80' in the tires.

              i also have a general 5/8'' cage(orange) and it's a lot more low profile with a tighter cage accessible from either side.

              rick.
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              • #8
                Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

                A sectional cable provided with optical repeaters and the like is spirally wound as a coil in a cable tank having a wall which defines at least a part of a cable storing space in which the cable is accommodated and is parallel to an axis of the coiled optical cable. A metal plate is provided along and covering an entire peripheral region of the wall to counterbalance induced voltage generated in the coiled optical cable.

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                • #9
                  Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

                  Originally posted by nautica View Post
                  A sectional cable provided with optical repeaters and the like is spirally wound as a coil in a cable tank having a wall which defines at least a part of a cable storing space in which the cable is accommodated and is parallel to an axis of the coiled optical cable. A metal plate is provided along and covering an entire peripheral region of the wall to counterbalance induced voltage generated in the coiled optical cable.
                  ????????????

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                  • #10
                    Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

                    Originally posted by nautica View Post
                    A sectional cable provided with optical repeaters and the like is spirally wound as a coil in a cable tank having a wall which defines at least a part of a cable storing space in which the cable is accommodated and is parallel to an axis of the coiled optical cable. A metal plate is provided along and covering an entire peripheral region of the wall to counterbalance induced voltage generated in the coiled optical cable.
                    I throwing the BS flag on this. You're a plumber for who? NASA? Glad to see you're back Silvan. Or is it Woussko?
                    Last edited by gear junkie; 12-10-2007, 09:20 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

                      Originally posted by nautica View Post
                      A sectional cable provided with optical repeaters and the like is spirally wound as a coil in a cable tank having a wall which defines at least a part of a cable storing space in which the cable is accommodated and is parallel to an axis of the coiled optical cable. A metal plate is provided along and covering an entire peripheral region of the wall to counterbalance induced voltage generated in the coiled optical cable.
                      i am obviously way too sober for this to make any sence.

                      wait, maybe this was the flashback we were warned about years ago.

                      steve
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                      • #12
                        Re: How do you store your sectional cables?

                        I never touch my cables until I damage/have to replace them.

                        Other than that, they self-store in the drum. I rarely have to two-hand the cable from the power feed to the drain opening, most times it's a one-handed operation with the machine doing 90% of the work.


                        I keep an extra 25' on the truck for anything beyond what the machine holds.
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