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    Tacking/stapling cable

    This is a discussion on Tacking/stapling cable within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Whats the best way to tack /staple ethernet cable along the skirting board is there a cheap staple gun that ...

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      Tacking/stapling cable

      Whats the best way to tack /staple ethernet cable along the skirting board

      is there a cheap staple gun that will do the job without damagin tthe cable and where can u get one from ?

      i know that you can get one for telephone cable - will this suffice and where can u get it from ?

      argos and b&q/maplins dont do it


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      Re: Tacking/stapling cable

      What about those little plastic clips with a nail? Got my last one as part of a cable tidy kit from Ikea, Wickes and the like sell 'em.


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      Re: Tacking/stapling cable

      Ordinary staples will crush the wire which is bad news. Unless you do it for a living and can warrant investment in a purpose made tool, a little box of cable clips costing a couple of pounds or so is your best bet. Make sure they are the right diameter for ethernet cable. Most DIY stores will sell them.

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      Re: Tacking/stapling cable

      Go to B and Q and ask for cable cleats 11b, white or brown, depending on the colour of you skirting boards.

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      Re: Tacking/stapling cable

      Hi,
      Ive got a similar problem.
      Ive got an ultra slow connection due to internal wiring. I have just remembered i have a cable wire stapled to the skirting bord, and also through a cupboard, most of the way to my computer, except after the cupboard there are not many staples, so it was kinda "held" in place by furniture.
      Ive just tried to pull out a staple by hand, and they are quite stiff.
      Just wondering if it would be possible and practical to remove all the staples, remove the Telewest Cable, cut it(to bin it) its connected to a box, and then place a 30M- maybe longer Ethernet cable on the skirting board, and then try to re-place the staples, i would of thought as holes already exsist in the wall, they should be easy to put back.
      Any ideas?

     

     

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