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This should be simple but ain’t. Looking to buy 600’of 18/18 control cable. Went online and first place I call the lady doesn’t speak English. Other places scratch their head even though the web site says they sell it. Know any sources?
 

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I owe you a drink. Thank you very much.
 

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Pretty much the same...except for the "clear Polyamide (nylon)" insulation layer and the jacket color (Grey vs Black).
I buy for the job, typically 500' - 800'
Haven't purchased any this year
Last year's price was $1.40/ft.
 

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Pretty much the same...except for the "clear Polyamide (nylon)" insulation layer and the jacket color (Grey vs Black).
I buy for the job, typically 500' - 800'
Haven't purchased any this year
Last year's price was $1.40/ft.

Do you know the diameter? The one I linked is a tad over 5/8" which I think is pretty small compared to others I found.
 

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Sorry, OurTown.
I don't have any in my inventory. But, ~5/8" seems to be correct. It's relatively easy pulling through 3/4" EMT even with an accompanying Cat6.
 

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I don’t use Belden because there’s no Green conductor.

How am I supposed to maintain my color code consistency when there’s no Green?:sneaky:
 

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This is crazy. Been about 2 weeks and still don’t have cable and no one seems to know where it is. Instead of control cable it should be called phantom cable.
 

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Do any of you guys know where I can source the same cable Jim Coleman uses in their stands?

The vultures ripped out the control cable on the last wash I just purchased and I am hoping to match the colors to the Coleman diagram
 

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I purchased West Penn Wire because it had the narrowest diameter. Here is an 18ga 20 conductor from West Penn with a nominal cable outside dimension of 0.372. The item number for this in a 1000 foot spool is 285GY1000. I purchased my wire from A-I Consolidated, with a good price and good service. It might prove useful to have two extra conductors down the road.
 

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I purchased West Penn Wire because it had the narrowest diameter. Here is an 18ga 20 conductor from West Penn with a nominal cable outside dimension of 0.372. The item number for this in a 1000 foot spool is 285GY1000. I purchased my wire from A-I Consolidated, with a good price and good service. It might prove useful to have two extra conductors down the road.
I can't help wondering about the fact that the wire you chose is not categorized as control cable such as the following:

 
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Do any of you guys know where I can source the same cable Jim Coleman uses in their stands?

The vultures ripped out the control cable on the last wash I just purchased and I am hoping to match the colors to the Coleman diagram

 
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