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    From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Tue Feb 13 10:51:00 2024
    I think you're winning the Wire Ratsnest Contest! ...No telephone
    wiring?

    That is actually what I found the most of. I have one modem that is still active, but I found at least four additional phone wires tangled up in the
    mess that were not connected to anything. ;)

    Mike

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Wed Feb 14 07:17:00 2024

    Hi Mike!

    I think you're winning the Wire Ratsnest Contest! ...No telephone
    wiring?
    That is actually what I found the most of. I have one modem that
    is still active, but I found at least four additional phone wires
    tangled up in the mess that were not connected to anything. ;)

    The 'problem' with most cables is they have a relatively large 'box' on
    the end: sort of required as connecting the wires and end-to-end rarely
    works. The 'box' gets caught, snagging the useful live wires.
    Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!





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  • From Nigel Reed@nospam@nospam.com to Barry Martin on Thu Feb 15 23:39:05 2024
    On Wed, 14 Feb 2024 07:17:00 +0000
    "Barry Martin" (454:1/1) <Barry.Martin@f1.n1.z454.fidonet> wrote:

    Hi Mike!

    I think you're winning the Wire Ratsnest Contest! ...No telephone
    wiring?
    That is actually what I found the most of. I have one modem that
    is still active, but I found at least four additional phone wires tangled up in the mess that were not connected to anything. ;)

    The 'problem' with most cables is they have a relatively large 'box'
    on the end: sort of required as connecting the wires and end-to-end
    rarely works. The 'box' gets caught, snagging the useful live wires. Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!

    Wrap some tape around the end before you try and pull the cable. I do
    this for both RJ11 and RJ45 when trying to pull it.
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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Fri Feb 16 08:33:00 2024
    Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!

    As do network cables. ;)

    Mike


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Fri Feb 16 17:18:00 2024

    Hi Mike!

    Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!
    As do network cables. ;)

    Some do have the snag-resistant boot.


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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Sat Feb 17 10:25:00 2024
    Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!
    As do network cables. ;)

    Some do have the snag-resistant boot.

    Correct, many of mine do but it has been my experience that those are the
    ones that don't ever get tangled. :D

    Mike


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nigel Reed on Fri Feb 16 06:52:00 2024

    Hi Nigel!

    Originally to Mike as part of their thread,,,

    I think you're winning the Wire Ratsnest Contest! ...No telephone wiring?
    That is actually what I found the most of. I have one modem that
    is still active, but I found at least four additional phone wires tangled up in the mess that were not connected to anything. ;)
    The 'problem' with most cables is they have a relatively large 'box'
    on the end: sort of required as connecting the wires and end-to-end
    rarely works. The 'box' gets caught, snagging the useful live wires. Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!
    Wrap some tape around the end before you try and pull the cable.
    I do this for both RJ11 and RJ45 when trying to pull it.

    Yes, I have had some success with that tip. Works reasonably well if a
    few cables but when quite a few the cables seem to grab on to each other
    like old buddies -- "don't go, Johnny!".



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Sun Feb 18 07:46:00 2024

    Hi Mike!


    Telephone cables generally have that little sticky-out clip to ensure snagging!
    As do network cables. ;)
    Some do have the snag-resistant boot.
    Correct, many of mine do but it has been my experience that those
    are the ones that don't ever get tangled. :D

    Maybe that's the secret: the boot doesn't keep the clip from snagging
    but the entire cable from tangling so the snag part isn't needed! It's
    an identifier for the non-tangling cable, we just think it's for not
    snagging.


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