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#9658 - 05/08/02 05:26 PM CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
golf junkie Offline
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Registered: 04/22/01
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Loc: York, NE
I need a source for communication cabling J-hooks. I get a blank stare from the local electrical distributors. It's just a heavy wire hook to keep the cabling up out of harms way above the suspended ceiling.

Who makes these things???

TIA

GJ
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#9659 - 05/08/02 05:31 PM Re: CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
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Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
There are many different companies that make these. One is by Arlington, its called "The Loop". Another is the "Cable Cat". I am ooking right at them now in a mailer from a distributor. If I was a little more computer literate I would scan the picture and send it to you but.....
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#9660 - 05/08/02 05:41 PM Re: CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
golf junkie Offline
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Registered: 04/22/01
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Loc: York, NE
Scott,

Thanks for the fast response. I spent some time looking online and found that Caddy also makes them. The local distributor carries Caddy and should be able to get them.

I HATE it when I have to educate wholesalers about their own product lines.

GJ
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#9661 - 05/09/02 02:12 AM Re: CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
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Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 95
Loc: Tullahoma, TN, 37388
Been training and retraining them for years. The guys just scatter when I come through the door with a Square D Digest in my hand. I have to fill out the order info to get any Teleemechanique contactors, the little compact stuff. They just don't have a clue.
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#9662 - 05/09/02 02:52 AM Re: CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
Trainwire Offline
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Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 360
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
Try http://www.phonegeeks.com/drivrinforat.html.

Never bought anything from these guys, so I don't know how they are to deal with.
They call them "drive rings"
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#9663 - 05/11/02 06:08 PM Re: CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
Bjarney Offline
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Registered: 04/10/02
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Uhm, er, the formal 'old bastard' term for these is bridle rings.

Here is an example of two threaded versions. http://www.erico.com/erico_public/pdf/Engineering/Fixing/Electrical/brringovr.pdf

There is also a nail-type version.

Gee I feel old.
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#9664 - 05/11/02 08:54 PM Re: CAT 5 Cabling Hooks??
amp-man Offline
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Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 141
Loc: Sacto, California US of A
Bjarney,

A drive ring and a bridle ring are two different things.

Any old phone installer could tell you that you used bridle rings in locations lower than 6-7 feet, because a bridle ring does not have the projecting pin that the drive ring has.

Cliff
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