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Lofty

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Apart from buying a pukka frame to hold reels of cable what else is being used ?
 
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wayne

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apart from a bit of conduit in the vice ive seen people make their own out of conduit ,
2right angle boxes legs of conduit ,length of 20mm bush coupled into the back of one 25mm the other 20 slides into 25 giving you ability to load and expand bit of a blue peter job
saw in wholesalers a multi pole unit other day eddys i think maybe city elec
 
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Cirrus

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Made my own from right angle boxes and 20mm steel conduit. Lasted a day. Much better to pay the money and by a spoola - about £35
 
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Lofty

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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the quick feedback from you both. Much appreciated
 
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rumrunner

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apart from a bit of conduit in the vice ive seen people make their own out of conduit ,
2right angle boxes legs of conduit ,length of 20mm bush coupled into the back of one 25mm the other 20 slides into 25 giving you ability to load and expand bit of a blue peter job
saw in wholesalers a multi pole unit other day eddys i think maybe city elec
made a similar one once ,used 2 right angle boxes and 4 right angle bends which i joined with a runner,didnt use sliding method ,just drilled a hole thro both boxes and put a bit of pipe thro it ,it was about 3ft wide and about 18 inches high and worked fine:)
 
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Lofty

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Hi Rum,
Thanks for the info.

Cheers.
 
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rumrunner

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no problem ,oh and it was strong lasted me over 10 years ,but i didnt use it every day mind ,if you make one drill 20mm holes for the pipe ,she likes a tight fit,

good luck with it
 
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Spudmiester

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Broom handle and apprentice !
 
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EasyFox

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Bit of 20mm galv conduit & stepladder.
Have used in the past a bit of conduit across joists, nails infront & behind to stop conduit rolling & reel hangs between joists.
 
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Reg Man

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Check out a 'Rackateer'. They are made in Canada and sold buy QVS electrical who are on the net. They will hold small reels to very big SWA cable reels. I have always used these and would not change.
 
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EasyFox

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Check out a 'Rackateer'. They are made in Canada and sold buy QVS electrical who are on the net. They will hold small reels to very big SWA cable reels. I have always used these and would not change.
Thats Rack-A-Tiers.
I've got a set of these & yes they are well handy.
 
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Lofty

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Thanks Easyfox, I'll look it up. I've made a temp one up with conduit but the Mk 1 version is not too stable but it was made in a hurry !!.

Cheers.
 
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alancp

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i am with you rum runner, made mine 4 years ago and still going. I used 25 mm tube for the drums to hang from as less bending action, plus it takes my weight as a emergency step, signed Giant Haystacks.
 
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