Pedal hookup wire?

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by JHVH!, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. JHVH!

    JHVH! Banned

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    I'm looking to pillage wire from sources around the house.
    I've just finished populating a couple of PCB's to find I'm
    out of wire.

    Went to Home Despot, and they don't have anything that
    will work.

    I don't have any pedals I can scavenge wire from, so I'm
    wondering what's in the house that I can scavenge for wire?

    Now this is taking DIY to a new level. Or maybe a new low...
     
  2. bendeane

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    If you just can't wait, everything from old alarm clocks to outdated CPU towers have wire that will work. I've even stripped out scrap CAT 5 or telephone wire. 24 AWG is sufficient for your needs I would think.
     
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    Cool, I'll look into those. Literally.

    I was after 22 or 24 AWG, which Home Despot does not
    have in a stranded form.
     
  4. tjk3052

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    Radio Shack has hookup wire. You might need to explain to them what a "wire" is though.
     
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    Ha! If it isn't a phone, or related to a phone, they don't know what it is.
     
  6. JHVH!

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    Curiously enough, I was putting something away in the closet next to this computer,
    and noticed old unused land line phone wire running up the wall
    inside said closet. I cut it all out, many feet of it, in fact. I now have about
    thirty feet of 22 AWG wire to work with. And it is stranded, not solid core, no less.
     
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    Lol
     
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    Old PC's are good. There's loads of good wire coming from the DC side of the power supply.
     
  9. custompedals

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    Stick to a thin solid core AWG 24. Pre tinned stranded wire splinters out or breaks free of the solder connection all together.
     
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