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    Contender for worst networking job ever.

    I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, other than saying no it's not here - I found them in a thread on another forum and yes, they're on bare earth outside.

    Contender for worst networking job ever.-splice1.jpgContender for worst networking job ever.-splice2.jpg

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    ingenious method, but not something i would do

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    and in no cable run anyway. mice spring to mind.....

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    The ingenuity astounds but it certainly wouldn't be my method of choice.

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    With those connectors, that was either a sparky or a telecoms engineer. Quite likely a sparky when they've untwisted that far back with no idea why you shouldn't.

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    I want to go one better and mention that when a refurb happened at my last place, the av installed used CAT5 cable as speaker wire... because they had nothing else. That is brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    I want to go one better and mention that when a refurb happened at my last place, the av installed used CAT5 cable as speaker wire... because they had nothing else. That is brilliant!
    ive seen 2 core mains lead used as speaker wire before now

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    ive seen 2 core mains lead used as speaker wire before now
    So? Perfect for it; only becomes a problem with systems needing more than 2.5mm csa cables.

    And if the run is short, and low powered, CAT5 would be fine too. Especially tiny speakers near whiteboards.

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    Nothing wrong with Cat5 as speaker cable (as long as you're into braiding!)

    DIY Cat5 Speaker Cables
    Speaker cable made from braided Cat5

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    All agree this is not a problem, but not when you have paid for it, aaaand you have this horrible purple wire sticking out of the wall!

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    Shhhh .... don't say purple is horrible ... you know a certain person will coming in and have to kill you ...

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    Holds hand up, I've done that type of repair / quick mod before, Jelly Crimps are cheap enough (Ive got a box full here under my desk I got years ago) and it works fine and does the job. Never use it for a permanent connection though that's just silly but a repair where damaged or a temp I need a connection for a few days would be fine.

    I've also used cat6 for speaker wire, it works fine and does the job and cheaper at the time than a roll of speaker wire, was only a short run between an amped speaker and the other side in an IT room does the job, but I wouldnt' use it for a big setup like School Hall etc.

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    Looks like something Telstra would do.

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    I have actually seen this method in my current school, though only indoors and hidden inside trunking!

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    Admire the ingenuity but I certainly wouldnt want to be using whatever is connected to that cable!
    If we have a similar situation here I usually terminate both ends with an RJ45 connecter and use a coupler

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