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Jeff Lelko

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Re: Cheap Chinese Cable Ramps
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2017, 05:38:06 pm »

What is the material ?

Yep, that's schedule 40 PVC conduit that can be found at any Lowes/Home Depot or electrical supply vendor.  It's been split down the middle to serve this cable ramp purpose.  Clever, but not sure I'd try it myself...
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2017, 06:03:24 pm »

Now with the PVC you could take some time to barber pole spray paint yellow and black to add the visibility of the trip hazard.  Add some tent stakes and bungies to keep it tacked down to the ground some and preventing the movement. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2017, 06:25:36 pm »

Well, you have to then ask yourself, "Are these being deployed to protect guests, or are they here to protect the cable run?"

The answer may explain the reasoning behind using this Sched40 PVC...

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2017, 06:51:11 pm »

Jeez by the time you did all the labor to implement that for set and strike what have you saved?

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2017, 08:49:18 pm »

when it comes to cable ramps and or cable hazard protection, my finding has been that you could put all the red tape around the cable you want, the people will still find a way to trip over it.....

The only thing I think that cable ramps or cable covers of any sort is good for is liability insurance. At least you can say and show that there was a prudent attempt to prevent a tripping hazard. It then falls onto the patron to show how the heck they didn't see or notice a cable run 100' long with an obvious cover over it trying to keep you from tripping over it :)

The truth is simple. It is not much more than a rubber / plastic ramp mold and should not truly cost $100 per section. It is however a needed and required devise in many instances, so it makes sense as to why it costs what they do. They gouge the people in one way or another. Sorta like everything else. If you need it and it is a specialty item, you will pay dearly for it; even if it is a simple product.

Discount cable ramps: http://www.discountramps.com/cable-ramps-protectors/c/4250/

has a sale going on right now for dual channel.
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 10:49:15 am »

I just came across this which is super inexpensive compared to most everything I have seen.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0719L4D94/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am sure it won't compare in quality to most but for light traffic it might just work. 3 in a  pack !
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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2017, 11:26:40 am »

I just came across this which is super inexpensive compared to most everything I have seen.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0719L4D94/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am sure it won't compare in quality to most but for light traffic it might just work. 3 in a  pack !

Note the rubber (not polyurathane) construction. I suspect that this item would be more likely to have "off-gassing" problems, compared to other options. Whether that would be a problem, I don't know.
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Re: Cheap Chinese Cable Ramps
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2017, 11:57:30 am »

Note the rubber (not polyurathane) construction. I suspect that this item would be more likely to have "off-gassing" problems, compared to other options. Whether that would be a problem, I don't know.

I'd only use these outside so it wouldn't be a problem for me - and I'll store them in a sealed case.
I've ordered a set so I'll let you know how good (or bad) they are.
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Re: Cheap Chinese Cable Ramps
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2017, 12:44:29 pm »


Discount cable ramps: http://www.discountramps.com/cable-ramps-protectors/c/4250/

has a sale going on right now for dual channel.

This is a great price!
I use these and they work fine.
I just leave them outside for a couple of weeks to off-gas before they go in the truck.
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Re: Cheap Chinese Cable Ramps
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 06:49:46 pm »

I just came across this which is super inexpensive compared to most everything I have seen.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0719L4D94/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am sure it won't compare in quality to most but for light traffic it might just work. 3 in a  pack !
I actually just took advantage of those on an earlier deal that saved another couple of dollars.  I liked them enough that I ordered more.  And yes they did smell a lot at first.  I set them I the sun for a couple of days and most of the smell is gone.  I'm not sure I would want to travel with them in a hot van.  Relegate them to a trailer or box truck and use the outside until they stop the out gassing.
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