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    Question Cable trunking?

    Now I'm not sure if this is really the right place for this, if not mods please move it to the right place.

    I'm trying to hook up a laptop and pc to a wall mounted TV in the reception of the school I work in.
    Well trying is wrong as I've done it via an HDMI switch box, the only problem is the cables.
    It's a large U shaped desk with one end attached to the wall where the TV is, I've had to use a 10m hdmi cable for the laptop as it's at the other end of the U shape, so now I'm trying to neaten up the cables.
    At the moement it's just sort pushed to the back or gaffer taped to the bottom of the cupboards in the desk, it works but it's not pretty.

    Now I'd like to do the same thing I did with the network cable for it, where I ran it under the cupboards and right up along the under side of the desktop almost totally hidden and not going to get caught in peoples feet when they sit at the desk.

    Last time I used this really nice cable channel/trunking stuff, unlike normal trunking it doesn't have a top/cap that you have to bash on while keeping the wire in it (gets fiddly when upside down)
    It's PVC, a pinched U shape with double sided tape backing, you just cut it to length, stick it to the wall (or desk in this case) then push the cable into it and it's very easy to just pull the cable out again without faffing around removing the top and bashing it back on again.

    The only problem is that the stuff I used was left behind by some other contractor, two 3m lengths where left behind and I've used it up (this desk isn't the only place I've used it) and I'd like to get some more but I'm having troubles finding it.
    It might be easy to get but because I don't know exactly what it's called I cannot find it and all the searches I've done just keep coming up with normal (capped?) trunking.
    I've got a feeling "trunking" is the normal stuff I keep finding but the stuff I want isn't called trunking at all.

    So far the only thing I've come up with is this http://www.archiexpo.com/prod/rehau/...9-1661952.html which looks like it's the same stuff, but hasn't been of any help finding more of it.
    (from that site it's called MKE where as normal trunking is called MKS, but I don't know what MKE or MKS stand for or if it's just that companies product code)

    Anyone?

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    Re: Cable trunking?

    Sounds like d-line.

    http://www.d-line-it.co.uk/

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    Re: Cable trunking?

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Sounds like d-line.

    http://www.d-line-it.co.uk/
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    Re: Cable trunking?

    I got mine from Focus - now defunct. You can get it from Homebase. It's pretty good stuff, you can paint it and the smallish bead stuff fits a couple of speaker cables and is not noticeable above a skirting board. Definitely recommended.

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    Re: Cable trunking?

    Actually no that's not it, unless I missed it on their site.
    The D-line stuff is like normal mini-trunking just D shaped and the "cap/top" is hinged rather than a separate bit.

    The stuff I'm looking for doesn't hide the cable itself, you have to physically push the cable in and the sides grip it holding the cable in.
    The advantage is that it's very easy to replace the cable, you don't have to remove or reattach the cap/top and you don't run the risk of pulling the trunking off the wall.

    Also it's very easy to put the cable in when it's upside down, I've had to replace projector vga cables across ceilings with normal trunking at it's a total pain for one person, esp with heavy vga cables, you've got to keep the cable in the trunking while aligning and snapping the cap/top on but the weight of the hanging vga cable is enough to start peeling the cap back off again.

    While this stuff doesn't fully enclose the cable so you can see the cable it is very small, only slightly larger than the cable.

    The major disadvantages are than it can only hold one cable, it has to be the correct size for the cable (too large and it'll not grip the cable, too small and the cable will not fit) and you can still see the cable.

    I'll probably have to make do with normal mini trunking
    I'm guessing because it doesn't hide the cable it fell out of favour.
    It's a shame as I really like the simplicity of it and it should be dirt cheap as it is such a basic thing.
    Probably this http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/sfm...mm/dp/CBBR7914

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