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'[EE]: Source for hookup wire'
2006\11\21@154603 by Denny Esterline

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This seems like a common need, but I haven't found a good solution to it
yet.

General purpose hookup wire, 24-26 ga stranded, the more colors the better.
Modest quantities.

Places like Waytek have a 250 foot per color minimum, way more than I can
use.

Any suggestions?

-Denny

2006\11\21@161806 by Jack Smith

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Denny Esterline wrote:
> This seems like a common need, but I haven't found a good solution to it
> yet.
>
> General purpose hookup wire, 24-26 ga stranded, the more colors the better.
> Modest quantities.
>
> Places like Waytek have a 250 foot per color minimum, way more than I can
> use.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> -Denny
>  
Mouser and DigiKey have 100 ft rolls in a variety of colors, but the
price of wire has sharply increased recently. Also, All Electronics has
six different colors, 100 ft rolls, for a decent price.
http://www.allelectronics.com/. I bought a roll of each of the colors a
few weeks ago.

Jack

2006\11\21@171658 by Kevin Timmerman

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Buy some multicondutor cable and remove the jacket.  9 conductor is
usually solid colors, 15+ is usually solid/stripe.


At 03:39 PM 11/21/2006, you wrote:
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2006\11\21@173523 by Denny Esterline

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Which brings me back to "where?" All the places I've checked want to sell
full spools, at sizable prices.

I think I'll just buy from waytek, I'll get 1/2 mile (250' ea/10 colors) for
about $70 and it'll be more than I'll ever use.

Thanks,
-Denny



On 11/21/06, Kevin Timmerman <spam_OUTlistsTakeThisOuTspampcmx.net> wrote:
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2006\11\21@174805 by Jinx

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> Buy some multicondutor cable and remove the jacket.  9 conductor
> is usually solid colors, 15+ is usually solid/stripe.

Plenty of multi-way cables (Centronics printer etc) get thrown out,
especially as now many connections are not parallel. Pop along
to a computer workshop or recycler and see what's in the bin. I've
got more old 36- and 50-way cables than I'll ever need for hook-
up wire. Good stuff too, flexible, lots of colours and stripes. The
first bit of spare I ever got was a 2m piece of telephone exchange
cable off the back of a maintenance truck (no, it didn't "fall", I asked).
Several hundred single-strand colour-coded. Still using it after 30
years

2006\11\21@180341 by David VanHorn

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I use silver/teflon wire that I buy in odd rolls from a local source.
Plenty of colors, and it handles wonderfully.
At $2/lb I'm not going to use PVC again if I can help it.

2006\11\21@180343 by David P Harris

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You can usually scrounge some wire for a telephone guy.  They usually
have (relatively) short lengths of multiconductor after a job.

David

Denny Esterline wrote:

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2006\11\21@180735 by Kevin Timmerman

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Jameco sells it by the foot and also in 25,100, & 1000 foot lengths.
Search for "multiconductor"

http://www.jameco.com

<http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&searchType=k&searchValue=multiconductor&categoryId=253045>


At 05:35 PM 11/21/2006, you wrote:
>Which brings me back to "where?" All the places I've checked want to sell
>full spools, at sizable prices.

2006\11\21@181652 by David VanHorn

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On 11/21/06, David P Harris <dpharrisspamKILLspamtelus.net> wrote:
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> You can usually scrounge some wire for a telephone guy.  They usually
> have (relatively) short lengths of multiconductor after a job.


I used to use that stuff, but it's not really designed to be soldered to.
The copper oxidizes quickly, and the insulation melts way too easily.

2006\11\21@182859 by Denny Esterline

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On 11/21/06, David VanHorn <.....dvanhornKILLspamspam.....microbrix.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/21/06, David P Harris <EraseMEdpharrisspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTtelus.net> wrote:
> >
> > You can usually scrounge some wire for a telephone guy.  They usually
> > have (relatively) short lengths of multiconductor after a job.
>
>
> I used to use that stuff, but it's not really designed to be soldered to.
> The copper oxidizes quickly, and the insulation melts way too easily.


I've used it too, still do for breadboard work. But in this case I need
stranded.

-Denny


'[EE]: Source for hookup wire'
2006\12\03@102453 by Howard Winter
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Dave,

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 18:03:38 -0500, David VanHorn wrote:

> I use silver/teflon wire that I buy in odd rolls from a local source.
> Plenty of colors, and it handles wonderfully.
> At $2/lb I'm not going to use PVC again if I can help it.

On the few occasions I've used this stuff I've found that my Mk.1 Dental Wirestripper doesn't work on it - how do you
strip the insulation?

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


2006\12\03@120912 by David VanHorn

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> On the few occasions I've used this stuff I've found that my Mk.1 Dental
> Wirestripper doesn't work on it - how do you
> strip the insulation?


I roll it under a knife blade. With a little practice, it's easy to do
against your thumb, and now it dosen't take me any more time to strip than
the old PVC junk.

I've shown people how nice it is to work with, and how heat resistant, by
wrapping it around my metcal heater.

By coincidence, I am going to be doing a different kind of hookup wire
today, Belden 9913F7
I have my new tower up, and need to start putting together the jumpers from
the rotor point on up, and working through routing the hardlines into the
house  :)

2006\12\05@172001 by Nate Duehr

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David VanHorn wrote:

> By coincidence, I am going to be doing a different kind of hookup wire
> today, Belden 9913F7
> I have my new tower up, and need to start putting together the jumpers from
> the rotor point on up, and working through routing the hardlines into the
> house  :)

Congrats Dave... getting a tower up ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY in the land of
NIMBY's, is difficult these days.

I really should get mine up before someone decides to outlaw them in my
neighborhood or something.  Got 5 sections of Rohn 40 (old style - not
45) that I'll probably only put three up and bracket it to the house...
that stuff twists too much... and I don't need much height - I'm already
on top of a hill, basically.

I'll let the NIMBY's keep their cardboard-covered houses in their
pristine neighborhoods where you can't even fit a lawnmower between the
houses, with all their rules and regulations about lawn height and
garage doors and paint colors...

And I'll enjoy my big old fat real-brick house with a "difficult"
interior layout, tiny closets, and a little land around it with a huge
detached garage and ... eventually... my big fat tower strapped to it.

America.  Land of the not-so-free and home of the not-brave-enough to
fight the Homeowners Association for the right to do whatever you want
with your own home and surrounding land.

Again, congrats Dave.  Enjoy the antenna farm!

Nate

2006\12\06@011818 by tachyon 1

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 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Nate Duehr"
 To: "Microcontroller discussion list - Public."
 Subject: Re: [EE]: Source for hookup wire
 Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:19:53 -0700


 David VanHorn wrote:

 > By coincidence, I am going to be doing a different kind of hookup
 wire
 > today, Belden 9913F7
 > I have my new tower up, and need to start putting together the
 jumpers from
 > the rotor point on up, and working through routing the hardlines
 into the
 > house :)

 Congrats Dave... getting a tower up ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY in the land
 of
 NIMBY's, is difficult these days.

 I really should get mine up before someone decides to outlaw them in
 my
 neighborhood or something. Got 5 sections of Rohn 40 (old style - not
 45) that I'll probably only put three up and bracket it to the
 house...
 that stuff twists too much... and I don't need much height - I'm
 already
 on top of a hill, basically.

 I'll let the NIMBY's keep their cardboard-covered houses in their
 pristine neighborhoods where you can't even fit a lawnmower between
 the
 houses, with all their rules and regulations about lawn height and
 garage doors and paint colors...

 And I'll enjoy my big old fat real-brick house with a "difficult"
 interior layout, tiny closets, and a little land around it with a
 huge
 detached garage and ... eventually... my big fat tower strapped to
 it.

 America. Land of the not-so-free and home of the not-brave-enough to
 fight the Homeowners Association for the right to do whatever you
 want
 with your own home and surrounding land.

 Again, congrats Dave. Enjoy the antenna farm!

 Nate

 You're not kidding, these little Hitlers on the town councils and
 neighborhood associations
 are getting insane with power. In the town of Baxter, Minnesota they
 have outlawed all colors
 except 'earth tones' for commercial buildings and new homes. And in
 my in-laws hometown,
 you need a building permit to replace your toilet! Now that's not to
 install a new fixture which
 I could understand, but to just replace the existing one. You know,
 two bolts, one hose, and
 a new wax gasket.

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