phone wire info

phone wire info

Post by Sandra J. Bea » Thu, 12 Sep 1996 04:00:00



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.
 The solid
stuff is used under the streets in a huge plastic casing.  It comes in
something like
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
telephone company
repair truck that is doing some work below ground.  Here in NYC they go
down
the holes that have the metal covers over them.  (For the life of my I
can't
remember what these very common things are called.  You probably know
what I
mean, those metal circular shaped things that lay flat in the road.
They are
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.
This stuff
came in a spool inside a box.  The label says: General Cable
Corporations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Communications Cable E-105765-C No. 1049.
Here's the important part (I think) General Cable C 2137075  4/C 22AWG
Ivory.
600 Ft. Station Wire. (UL) CMX-Outdoor-CMR  PID #401836580.  (UL) PCC
FT4.

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
colors; red,
black, yellow and green.

Regards,
Jeri

 
 
 

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Post by Eileen C. McDonou » Sat, 14 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>I don't know if you life near a big city, but if you do look for a
>telephone company
>repair truck that is doing some work below ground.  Here in NYC they go
>down
>the holes that have the metal covers over them.  (For the life of my I
>can't
>remember what these very common things are called.  You probably know
>what I
>mean, those metal circular shaped things that lay flat in the road.
>They are
>easily lifted up to gain access.)
>>Here's the important part (I think) General Cable C 2137075  4/C 22AWG
>Ivory.
>600 Ft. Station Wire. (UL) CMX-Outdoor-CMR  PID #401836580.  (UL) PCC
>FT4.
>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
>colors; red,
>black, yellow and green.
>Regards,
>Jeri

Do you mean Manhole covers? They're all made in Kearny, New Jersey.
(yes, I know its a TAN)

 
 
 

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Post by Laura Etchis » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00




We call 'em manholes..  :)  Hope that helped!

Laura

  Here in NYC they go

Quote:
>down
>the holes that have the metal covers over them.  (For the life of my I
>can't
>remember what these very common things are called.  You probably know
>what I
>mean, those metal circular shaped things that lay flat in the road.
>They are
>easily lifted up to gain access.)

 
 
 

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Post by Jeri Harriso » Tue, 17 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Hi Eileen,

MANHOLE covers.... Thanks!  It was driving me crazy that I couldn't remember
what they were called!  Made in Kearny, NJ huh?  Well, I suppose that I might
need that information some day.

Can you now explain what you meant by saying "yes, I know its a TAN"

Regards,
Jeri

Quote:


> Do you mean Manhole covers? They're all made in Kearny, New Jersey.
> (yes, I know its a TAN)

 
 
 

phone wire info

Post by Douglas Wiggi » Sun, 29 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> 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.

There is a ryhme used by electronics students to remember their color
codes - two ryhmes (maybe more), depending upon whether it is being
learned in the service or in a polite school:

Bad boys ruin our young grass but violets grow wild

means

Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Gray White
(0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)

(or "Bad boys*** our young girls but Violet gives willingly, as my
father learned in in the Air Force.)

Now you have a mnemonic for remembering all of the colors that you
will find in US wiring (except clear, which is not the usual choice
for hookup wire.)

-douglas wiggins

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