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Light magic maker
09-12-2009, 11:21 PM
how are you guys dispensing your cable? lazy susan spinners? rollers? wire holder? And how do you count it when the manufacturer has no footage indicator printed on the cable?

09-12-2009, 11:48 PM
Rackateer, and I don't count if the runs are average size.

09-13-2009, 08:56 AM
The cast wire spinner has worked good for me for 4 years. Had to put a few new screws in it here and there and keep the bearing cleaned out but no issues.

Rackateers are pretty nice too. I thought about doing a cable footage counter on a home built rack I was planning on doing but never bothered. I step off the footages.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
09-13-2009, 03:35 PM
I use Rack-A-Tiers to hold the spools. Not really concerned about measuring off the cable to the exact number of feet used. After a while at this you get pretty darned good at estimating, and we use a LOT more cable than most companies, so it is a ubiquitous commodity in our installation and service operations.

09-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Our wire in the box has footage markers on it and a built in spool spinner.........