I can't wait any longer. Jerry H. e-mailed me with some GREAT info on
getting solid color wire, and I was hoping she'd post it herself.
Thought you'd all like the info too. Here it is: (THANKS Jerri)
Usually the wire comes in 25 or 50 pair, that's the stuff with stripes.
stuff is used under the streets in a huge plastic casing. It comes in
300 pair! It comes in a lot of colors too. I don't recall all of
them, but there's red,
green, blue, black, yellow, orange, brown, gray, purple, white, etc.
I don't know if you life near a big city, but if you do look for a
repair truck that is doing some work below ground. Here in NYC they go
the holes that have the metal covers over them. (For the life of my I
remember what these very common things are called. You probably know
mean, those metal circular shaped things that lay flat in the road.
easily lifted up to gain access.)
I also found a very nice phone repair guy eating lunch in a restaurant
near me. I
told him what I was looking for and he gave me an entire box of cable.
came in a spool inside a box. The label says: General Cable
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Communications Cable E-105765-C No. 1049.
Here's the important part (I think) General Cable C 2137075 4/C 22AWG
600 Ft. Station Wire. (UL) CMX-Outdoor-CMR PID #401836580. (UL) PCC
It's a little bit thicker than the wire with the stripes, but not
enough to make a big
difference. I like it better for some things anyway. I have a
lifetime supply of it,
so if you have trouble finding it I can send you some. It only has 4
black, yellow and green.