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#5003 - 10/27/01 06:19 PM "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
Redsy  Offline
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How many know what the U stands for in SEU cable?
No answers, just yay or nay.
Hint: It was used to distinguish SEU from ASE (ASE is something that I've only seen a picture of).
Let's go old-timers!


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#5004 - 10/27/01 07:02 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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I don't know, all I've ever heard was rumor & propaganda. I assume you'll let us know the correct answer if no one gets it.

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#5005 - 10/27/01 07:14 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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Redsy,
I was under the assumption ( check first three letters, ah yes that's him...)
that SEU meant U shaped, and SER meant rounded shape....


#5006 - 10/27/01 09:11 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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Sparky,
Can you explain the U-shape? [Linked Image]

Hmm, nevermind .. (I think)

Bill

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#5007 - 10/27/01 09:16 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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Keep it coming, guys.
Sparky, I also still think that SER stands for ROUND. That is why I was confused about the U. I never thought of the shape as being U-shaped.
I have a not-too-old book (1988?) by Joe McPartland that discusses SEU v. ASE.
I'll reveal what I know tomorrow.


#5008 - 10/28/01 03:47 AM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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Really? I have always used the "R = round" as a mnenomic to remember, but I didn't know it really meant "round"...

Well, whaddya know!


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#5009 - 10/28/01 05:07 AM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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#5010 - 10/28/01 03:28 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
Tiffany Sparks  Offline
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I have an idea......could the U in SEU stand for "Unilay"?
Also found a paragraph that stated what SER was "known as" here:
http://www.homestore.com/home_improvement/howtoguides/CreativeInstallingKitchenRangeReceptacle.asp
Thanks, Tiff


#5011 - 10/28/01 07:16 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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This category of cable is called service entrance round (SER)

( from your link Tiff..)


#5012 - 10/28/01 08:12 PM Re: "Fun Facts" (or useless trivia)  
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Tiff,

"Unilay"? (huh?) what's that?

[Linked Image]
Bill


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