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...I need to also know what the outlet diameter is for the 12 gauge wire with the 1/8" techflex on them so I know what size to order...

The 1/8" on my Belden 12 gauge measures 5mm, but I'd recommend 1/4" Tech flex, because the 1/8" expands too much and shows the wire underneath (unless that's the look you're going for). Ssince shipping won't change much, it might be worth it to get both sizes of Techflex when you order.

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14\4 into PE 10 Guage Pants

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Heres the monoprice cable being used in the braid.
So basically 2 of those wires braided (which is 4 wires in total) together.


I made this real quick for you. It is 12/4 with 10 gauge pants. Fits double 12 gauge in the pants fine. The banana plug is a tad tight, but will work. Another option is to use a skirt and twist the pairs and heatshrink.


How did you get both wires into the pant legs? Am using 14\4 Monoprice
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Not sure if this is what you mean, but here you go.


http://www.parts-express.com/Search....itesearch=true


Those Furez splitters look cool but too much $.


My advice is to get a heat gun before you start!!! (I think I paid like less than $10 on sale at a Harbor Fright Tool store!) I love having mine for the shrink wrap!
does the heat gun you purchased have two heat settings? I just purchased one today from harbor freight that has two settings, but it was $14. Less than $10? Didn't see one there for less than $10.
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does the heat gun you purchased have two heat settings? I just purchased one today from harbor freight that has two settings, but it was $14. Less than $10? Didn't see one there for less than $10.
Yes, it was $8.99 plus I had a 20% off coupon too! The "regular" price was $29.97. :-)
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I use low voltage outdoor lighting cable. Only issue is it's pretty stiff but fits perfect in the Sewell direct plugs. I do love the look of the jackets used in this thread though.

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Been awhile since I've played dress up with cables.

Started with 14/4 SJOOW and it looked good, but it was just too stiff to work around the media cabinet.

Decided to spend a few bucks more and roll with a Mogami/Furutech combo.
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Been awhile since I've played dress up with cables.

Started with 14/4 SJOOW and it looked good, but it was just too stiff to work around the media cabinet.

Decided to spend a few bucks more and roll with a Mogami/Furutech combo.
how did you attach your pic to your post? Can I be done via phone or is a computer required?
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Go Advanced > Additional Options > Manage Attachments

I did it on my phone.
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I did it on my phone.
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how did you attach your pic to your post? Can I be done via phone or is a computer required?

On iPhone using tapatalk follow steps in below pics.




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On iPhone using tapatalk follow steps in below pics.





Thanks for the information
I have not posted pictures of my Home theater changes since AVS change the format to use a URL site.


I will try that with my wife iPhone.


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On iPhone using tapatalk follow steps in below pics.




thanks as well bc I'm having trouble attaching photos using just the attachment feature within the site.
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I just use http://postimage.org
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Have a look at these Beauties!!!! How to make your OWN "High End" Cables!!!





I made these a few years ago but never used them. In the process of moving into a new home and found these packed away. I believe it is the techflex "carbon" color with GLS audio locking plugs. 12 awg CL2 wire with the cable pants. People can't believe that these can be assembled at such a reasonable price. They look much fancier than they really are. I'm probably into 6 cables with extra pieces for $50.

This is a neat thread as I enjoy seeing what you all have put together.

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I use some from these guys, a little expensive.
http://www.avoutlet.com/index.php?di...ategory_id=577
But have the advantage of been made with a combination of plastic and material if I recall.
Here's the description from their site.


The Furez Products "FZ100BS" is manufactured by ViaBlue specifically for Furez Products. The FZ100BS has the same construction characteristics of the ViaBlue braided sleeve products. Aside from the obvious aesthetic enhancements, a braided sleeve helps protect cables against abrasion, bending and incident light radiation.

The braided sleeve manufactured by ViaBlue, as this particular model is for Furez Products, is designed significantly differently than competing braided sleeves. The approach taken here provides nearly a one size fits all scenario. This is achieve but using expanding fabric fillers within the sleeve along with monofilaments. As the sleeve expands and contracts so does the fabric. This dramatically reduces the see through effect found in monofilament designs.







You more than deserve-it.
Hope you are doing well!


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do you like the via blue sleeving? Easy to work with? Looks a little better quality to me compared to Techflex.
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do you like the via blue sleeving? Easy to work with? Looks a little better quality to me compared to Techflex.

They do look better than the Techflex and also feel better to the touch ( in my experience trying a few of them of both brand).


Easy to work with?
Yes! But the Techflex is easier, scissor work best for them due to the material on the via sleeving.


Anyhow, Kudo to find such an old post, it show me that you are reading through all the post of this thread


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They do look better than the Techflex and also feel better to the touch ( in my experience trying a few of them of both brand).


Easy to work with?
Yes! But the Techflex is easier, scissor work best for them due to the material on the via sleeving.


Anyhow, Kudo to find such an old post, it show me that you are reading through all the post of this thread


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Thanks. I ordered some. Look forward to seeing what it's like.


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Thanks. I ordered some. Look forward to seeing what it's like.


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Looking forward for your end result
What color did you go for?

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I have used the viablue sleeving many times. Its not too bad to work with. They all will fray.
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What color did you go for?

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I went with the "stone" ones. I think they will look good with my speakers. I have Paradigm Studios. They have aluminum and gold accents at different places on the speakers so I think they'll look good. We'll see. Colors on the web are sometimes different in person.
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I have used the viablue sleeving many times. Its not too bad to work with. They all will fray.
those look good. I ordered the heat shrink from them so I will probably do something similar to what you did with yours.
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I went with the "stone" ones. I think they will look good with my speakers. I have Paradigm Studios. They have aluminum and gold accents at different places on the speakers so I think they'll look good. We'll see. Colors on the web are sometimes different in person.

I also have some of this color
When I was playing around with many different sleeving and banana jacks.
And yes, color can be different in person, not much.


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Thanks. I ordered some. Look forward to seeing what it's like.


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I have used the viablue sleeving many times. Its not too bad to work with. They all will fray.

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They do look better than the Techflex and also feel better to the touch ( in my experience trying a few of them of both brand).


Easy to work with?
Yes! But the Techflex is easier, scissor work best for them due to the material on the via sleeving.


Anyhow, Kudo to find such an old post, it show me that you are reading through all the post of this thread


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On my previous post I said "scissor work best for them due to the material on the via sleeving".


What I forgot to mention is to use some "clear nail polish before cutting the sleeve.
Apply some clear nail polish, let it dry, then cut-it with scissor.
Work good with a minimum of fraying


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I have used the viablue sleeving many times. Its not too bad to work with. They all will fray.

Look good!!!
Love the finishing touch with the heat shrink

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those look good. I ordered the heat shrink from them so I will probably do something similar to what you did with yours.

Kudo for also ordering some heat shrink,
I did not put some at the ends of the pants and still regret-it, I would have to redo the whole thing over


Best of luck with your project and make sure to post some pics


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ive made a ton of cables. For me, scissors and a lighter has been best. nail polish im sure is great, but would be too time consuming for me.
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See my response after the last quote for a little trick.




On my previous post I said "scissor work best for them due to the material on the via sleeving".


What I forgot to mention is to use some "clear nail polish before cutting the sleeve.
Apply some clear nail polish, let it dry, then cut-it with scissor.
Work good with a minimum of fraying


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Thanks for the tip. I was going to use electrical tape and then cut thru that as some have mentioned. Did you try that route and find the nail polish does the best?


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ive made a ton of cables. For me, scissors and a lighter has been best. nail polish im sure is great, but would be too time consuming for me.
well, I recd the sleeving. I don't like it. It definitely looks different to me compared to what is on the web. I'm going to see if they'll exchange it for a different color scheme for me. Also, I thought the medium size was the size to use for the 12/2 monoprice in wall cable? This medium size sleeving seems too small? Maybe that's just the way it looks until you start getting it in the cable.



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Thanks for the tip. I was going to use electrical tape and then cut thru that as some have mentioned. Did you try that route and find the nail polish does the best?
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Sorry about that, it has been a while since I did mine.
I did use the tape.


First,, I started to fish the sleeving and it will fray for a couple of inches.
Then I put some nail polish an inch or two past the fraying, then the electrical tape overlapping the nail polish.
Then cut over the tape overlapping the nail polish.
Then work the sleeve back a little for the pants and banana plug.
Then remove the rest of the tape.


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well, I recd the sleeving. I don't like it. It definitely looks different to me compared to what is on the web. I'm going to see if they'll exchange it for a different color scheme for me. Also, I thought the medium size was the size to use for the 12/2 monoprice in wall cable? This medium size sleeving seems too small? Maybe that's just the way it looks until you start getting it in the cable.



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Look can be deceiving, this is why I end up with the blue one.
I must say the red look pretty sharp from a few previous post (3770).


It will be tight, you have to work it a few inches at the time (fishing the sleeve).
You put a few inch in, then go back to the beginning of the cable, push a few more inches in, go back at the beginning, fish some more further in, and so on.
A long and tedious process, but worth-it


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Sorry about that, it has been a while since I did mine.
I did use the tape.


First,, I started to fish the sleeving and it will fray for a couple of inches.
Then I put some nail polish an inch or two past the fraying, then the electrical tape overlapping the nail polish.
Then cut over the tape overlapping the nail polish.
Then work the sleeve back a little for the pants and banana plug.
Then remove the rest of the tape.





Look can be deceiving, this is why I end up with the blue one.
I must say the red look pretty sharp from a few previous post (3770).


It will be tight, you have to work it a few inches at the time (fishing the sleeve).
You put a few inch in, then go back to the beginning of the cable, push a few more inches in, go back at the beginning, fish some more further in, and so on.
A long and tedious process, but worth-it


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So it sounds like the medium size is the correct one to use. Correct??


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