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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Bob La Londe, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    I have bought a couple roller wheels for measuring large installations. I
    have yet to have one hold up to bouncing around in the truck until I need
    it. Any suggestions?
  2. I have one i bought at home depot and keep it in a cheap case and it has
    held up fine
  3. alarman

    alarman Guest

  4. Doug

    Doug Guest

    Slow down and stick to the blacktop

  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    What?! Do you charge by the liner foot?
  6. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    I've done system in buildins a quarter mile long. Wire prices can be a
    significant factor on those. Especially with today's price of wire.
  7. JW

    JW Guest

    If you do need to replace or add one, check out ebay - just search under
    measuring wheel.
    I've gotten a couple at a fraction of what I used to pay and they've lasted
    for years so far.

  8. J.

    J. Guest

    Wire's still relatively cheap. The labor to run 10,000 feet of cable
    is expensive. A decent quality wheel from a A&E supply store should
    hold up. When I was a local manager, I had 5 or 6 people sharing 2
    wheels that lasted for at least the 5 years I was there.
  9. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I do mostly residential in the last 10 or so years. But anyway,
    wouldn't it be easier just to say ............... Hey ..... how long
    and wide is your building? Or ask for a set of plans? Most companies
    ( around here, at least,) keep copies available. But .... I guess I can
    see where it would come in handy, if you were doing enough of them.
  10. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    I get plans when possible. Sometimes its not easy to do. I also do a some
    underground work. I've done phone cable runs upto about 6 miles, and video
    runs upto about 3/4 mile.

    That six mile run we did in one day including pedestals trenching and back
    filling. We had to wait a week for the phone company to tie in from ten
    feet away. LOL.
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