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    This is my new cart for the 1 1/4 sectional cable. Each length of my cable is 8'. This isn't quite done yet and I'll post completed pics also. This took me about an hour to complete as is.

    Couple reasons why I built this. The open air design allows the cables to dry off and this allows me to spray wd40 on the whole cables much easier than if the cable were in motorcycle tires. The cart also allows me to carry more cable. The arrangement as is, is 88' of cable with the 5/8 IC. I could easily carry this, dewalt and extension cord in one trip.


    Another reason is this allows all the cables to be uncoupled without tangling. A tire or cart couldn't do this. If you decide to make your own, you can use rivets as I did but I think welding would be better. The cart came from Harbor Freight-$50, Steel stock,garden hose reel and rivets came from Home Depot-$20
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    Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

    ben, that's a neat simple design. i knew coming out to the west would get your creative juices flowing

    are you able to lift all 88' with cart on and off your truck as 1 unit?

    now you need to add some little box to hold your cutters , a cord and the wolf

    i guess the yellow matches the timberwolf

    what no drum

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

      This is the plan for tomorrow. I'm putting a wheel on the handle so the back of the cart will go against my truck and I pick up the bottom and slide the whole thing in. Same thing as spartan or general concept.

      I'm also going to extend the "ears" of the hose reel so nothing can slide off. Also on the agenda is drilling some hole to place bungee cords.

      I thought of adding the box but decide against it. If my cables get really nasty, I can just wash them in the cart. Wouldn't want to do that with the box there.
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
        Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

        Ben
        Good to see you are putting your time to good use.
        Like design but what sort of cable have you got on it it looks like a k1500 cable with cable inside it.(Excuse my ignorance)
        Thanks
        Greg

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        • #5
          Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

          Ben
          Looks good, it will be nice to bring more than two or three cables in at a time. That will also be great to get down the tight basement stair cases.

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          • #6
            Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

            Excellent simple design mate. Good work ive been trying to think of an easier/quicker less back breaking way to get my stuff onto a job and this looks like it. Affordable too.
            Great work thanks

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            • #7
              Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

              Originally posted by Aussie Plumber Greg View Post
              Ben
              Good to see you are putting your time to good use.
              Like design but what sort of cable have you got on it it looks like a k1500 cable with cable inside it.(Excuse my ignorance)
              Thanks
              Greg
              It's a 8' sectional cable. We use a right angle drill to turn the cable.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                ben, your carrier looks great, actually really creative, I have a drum that wraps up my 75 of cable.....fits in smaller places, will yours not fit inthis carrier because it is inner core? it is inner core correct? how do you like inner core? heavier?
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                Robert

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                • #9
                  Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                  Looks good Ben.

                  Maybe some type of enclosure on the bottom half as those cables hold alot of water and will drip all over when moving it back to the truck.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                    Originally posted by westcoastplumber View Post
                    ben, your carrier looks great, actually really creative, I have a drum that wraps up my 75 of cable.....fits in smaller places, will yours not fit inthis carrier because it is inner core? it is inner core correct? how do you like inner core? heavier?
                    This 1 1/4 cable. I'm guessing but I think 1 length of this is as heavy as 2 lengths of 7/8 cable. I haven't needed this cable yet as my 7/8 IC and k60 can handle most everything. I got this cable for the snafu moments.

                    Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
                    Looks good Ben.

                    Maybe some type of enclosure on the bottom half as those cables hold alot of water and will drip all over when moving it back to the truck.
                    great idea. What about a simple plastic pan that would be removeable? Even better and cheaper; what about a 5 gallon plastic bucketattached to the bottom instead of the cage? To drain the water, have some holes in the front of the bucket. When you transport it, the holes will be on top so water won't come out of there.
                    Last edited by gear junkie; 07-13-2009, 10:15 AM. Reason: brain works faster than fingers
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                    • #11
                      Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                      Are you able to get that down the stairs? I ask that caz the cables stick out a bit

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                      • #12
                        Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                        Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                        Are you able to get that down the stairs? I ask that caz the cables stick out a bit
                        So does Gear Junkie.

                        Nice cart.

                        J.C.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                          Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                          Are you able to get that down the stairs? I ask that caz the cables stick out a bit
                          It's 24" across at the widest point.
                          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                            So here's the final product. The "ears"extend so the cable doesn't fall off and I added the back wheel. The wheel is to help load and unload the cart from my truck. I decided against Rick's idea of an attached box. KISS was the goal here and the general toolbox seems to be in a good spot.

                            I was kinda lazy and meant to add bungee cords but after unloading/loading the cart in my truck, I saw the cables didn't move even with no bungee cord. I also decided to use bolts instead of rivets for strength. Total price to make this was around $80.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Newly design sectional cable carrier

                              That is very nice Ben.
                              You gonna get a few shorties to help keep the flop factor down.

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