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Old December 17th, 2003, 08:49 PM   #16
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Duct tape leaves residue. Gaffers tape does not. Depends on who owns the surface you are taping.
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Old December 17th, 2003, 09:31 PM   #17
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<<<-- Originally posted by Richard Alvarez : Duct tape leaves residue. Gaffers tape does not. Depends on who owns the surface you are taping. -->>>

Not quite true, the cheap quality tapes may but a decent quality it is not a problem.
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Old December 18th, 2003, 10:14 PM   #18
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We use Tunnel Tape. The center of the tape, or the "tunnel" has no adhesive so the cables stay clean and removal is a snap.

Take a look at:

http://www.markertek.com/MTStore/store.cfm?framed=/MTStore/product.CFM?BaseItem=TT3Y

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Old December 19th, 2003, 09:01 AM   #19
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That's pretty cool Rick, will have to give it a try - thanks!
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Old December 19th, 2003, 09:13 AM   #20
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I'll chime in here with a cumbersome, heavy and expensive alternative.

Cable trough. Also called Yellow Jackets because of the yellow and black color.
Comes in 4' pieces. You can separate your
cable types (a/c and audio/video), drive car over it, and
AFAIK, the only real solution that might hold up in a court
when Grandma does a header because
of your cables at the Christmas party.

Did I mention it's cumbersome, heavy and expensive?!
(also in high demand as a rental object during the summer).

PS. Duct tape is cheap, but in sunlight it will turn to goo.
Also, when it peals the paint off drywall, varnish off of wood,
and leaves glue on the rug, the patrons get a little peeved ;)
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Old December 19th, 2003, 02:01 PM   #21
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<<<-- Originally posted by Jacques Mersereau : I'll chime in here with a cumbersome, heavy and expensive alternative.
Cable trough. Also called Yellow Jackets because of the yellow and black color. Comes in 4' pieces. You can separate your
cable types (a/c and audio/video), drive car over it, and
AFAIK, the only real solution that might hold up in a court
when Grandma does a header becauseof your cables at the Christmas party.>>>

One note on the "Yellow Jackets" and other colorful solutions - some venues/situations I work will not allow anything that makes it look like a construction site. They will barely tolerate black or gray duct/gaffers tape on their floors, so there are many options to securing wiring. One other venue (a gymnasium) I do they have hooks protruding from the cinder block walls every 6 feet all around the perimeter about 7 feet off the floor just for running audio-video-PA and power cables up out of the way.
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