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16th November 2010, 06:25 PM #1
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.
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16th November 2010, 06:26 PM #2
ingenious method, but not something i would do
16th November 2010, 07:55 PM #3
and in no cable run anyway. mice spring to mind.....
16th November 2010, 07:59 PM #4
The ingenuity astounds but it certainly wouldn't be my method of choice.
16th November 2010, 08:02 PM #5
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.
16th November 2010, 08:11 PM #6
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!
16th November 2010, 08:48 PM #7
ive seen 2 core mains lead used as speaker wire before now
Originally Posted by GREED
16th November 2010, 08:57 PM #8
So? Perfect for it; only becomes a problem with systems needing more than 2.5mm csa cables.
Originally Posted by sted
And if the run is short, and low powered, CAT5 would be fine too. Especially tiny speakers near whiteboards.
16th November 2010, 09:08 PM #9
Nothing wrong with Cat5 as speaker cable (as long as you're into braiding!)
DIY Cat5 Speaker Cables
Speaker cable made from braided Cat5
16th November 2010, 09:31 PM #10
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!
16th November 2010, 10:50 PM #11
Shhhh .... don't say purple is horrible ... you know a certain person will coming in and have to kill you ...
16th November 2010, 11:00 PM #12
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.
17th November 2010, 02:20 AM #13
Looks like something Telstra would do.
17th November 2010, 09:18 AM #14
I have actually seen this method in my current school, though only indoors and hidden inside trunking!
17th November 2010, 11:22 AM #15
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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