dispensing wire

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Light magic maker, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Light magic maker

    Light magic maker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    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?
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Rackateer, and I don't count if the runs are average size.
  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    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.
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    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.
  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    Our wire in the box has footage markers on it and a built in spool spinner.........

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