Hello. I have a translucid telephone cable that is sticky right now. Two years ago I cleaned it with isopropilic alcohol, but it's sticky again... There is a way to cure it from this syndrome?
If it's sticky because it's dirty why not clean it again? I mean, people don't just clean their house once and then weeks later say, "why is my house dirty? I already cleaned it once." If it's sticky because it's bad rubber you're only real options are to deal with it or replace it. You could go through the hassle of stripping it and trying to put heat shrink tubing in it or something, but that hardly sounds worth it.
It was stored inside a cardboard box along with several other cables. None of the others got sticky, just this. So it's not dirt-caused.
>You could go through the hassle of stripping it and trying to put heat shrink tubing in it or something, but that hardly sounds worth it.
How about this? >>928520
There is the external transparent layer, than two gray rubber insultators, than two copper wires inside. Here, have one pic:
You don't throw it away by putting it a box, forgetting about it. And buying a new cable. Sweet Jesus anon, you strike me as the kind of person who would try to waah and reuse toilet paper.
Sweet Jesus. The cable you have is made from a shitty plastic that is turning to gum over time, probably from exposure to air.
You can clean that mess off and wait for it to happen again or you can just buy a new cord. Not everything is feasible/economical to repair or reuse.
Speaking of which, what are you doing about all the isopropanol you're using and the gummed up rags/paper towels you end up with?
>The cable you have is made from a shitty plastic that is turning to gum over time, probably from exposure to air.
Or maybe the previous owners just used >>928658
>what are you doing about all the isopropanol you're using and the gummed up rags/paper towels you end up with?
I returned the rags to the owner of it, suggesting wash, but don't know what she reeally did. (I do not own rags.) Want that I ask she?
Since I can now tell you are the jewest of any jew that has been, or ever will be.....
Yes you can strip off gummy cum covered wire and strip it down to the insulated wires. If the individual wires are not insulated then you will need trip cover them with something... And no you can't use dirt...
Have fun with your gummy individual wires OP.
If it's a telephone data cable more than 2 years old the copper has probably all broken into little short strands anyway, which will be fucking with the data transmission.
Seriously, copper cables don't last forever, consumer grade shit breaks down faster than anything else (Supplier grade stuff lasts longer, sometimes decades, but it also gets renewed a lot because cunts keep thieving it). Seriously, shitty plastic breaking down aside, it's a shit cable, throw it away, save up a few weeks and buy a new one. If you're really concerned for the environment, strip the plastic off, save the copper for recycling, and put the plastic in the correct waste bin for wherever you live.
One of the biggest issues Internet providers run into when 'supporting' customers is the insistence on a certain brand of customer on using supermarket bought telephone extension cables so they can have the modem in a more convenient place. (Those cables are FINE for voice/analogue signals like 'phones btw, they DO serve a purpose, just not the one people invariably put them to)
And it works GREAT. For about 6 months. Then the copper degrades (because it's shit tier), and the internet goes to shit along with it, and some poor wanker in India is getting screamed at because Fatfuck McNeckbeard can't access /d/ anymore.
This has to be a joke. So if I understand, it's not even your cable, or if it is, it is a cable you acquired from someone else. You cleaned this cable with alcohol and some rags, then gave these rags back to the owner/previous owner of the cable and told them to wash them.
All for a phone cable.
And you suggest that someone cleaned it previously and messed it up? Pretty sure you're the only person worried about rejuvenating a standard phone cable. Yes it's a shame to go to waste, but what of the value of your time/any materials used in the recovery of that beat cable?
Because then you have individual fucking wires that were not meant to be taken out of their multiconductor jacket.
You notice any shielding on your fucking wires? Nope because the god damn twist is the shielding. If you remove the jacket without damaging the individual jackets (which will be a monumental task if its the type of wire im thinking of) , the fuckers will get untwisted. Your signal will goto shit.
The wires will probably be sticky too.
Then you have the whole issue of that jacket isn't made to withstand shit. It'll rip and strip at the slightest touch.
So then lets say you fucking plastidip the whole bastard.
You've just spent god knows how much time and money nigger rigging this shit instead of buying a new fucking $2 cable.
Oh but you saved the environment! Aside from the fact you are throwing away almost the exact same amount of trash and you've been driving around doing this shit.
Now I know this is a troll thread, you can't possibly be this fucking much of a yuropoor, but I can't help myself.
What's happening is that the chemicals that make the PVC soft is diffusing out of it. It has probably already made it into the internal insulation already. All you can do is replace the cable or cover the entire thing in heatshrink tubing. Eventually the heat shrink will soften up and become sticky as well. I advise you to get rid of the cable. The chemicals that are diffusing out can also fuck up other nearby plastics.
Done, removed the transparent gummy insulator. Did the mistake to try to remove big patches, and this led to rupture. I lost 10cm. But overall, I got the wires. They do not appears to be gummy, just had some sticky material from the transparent layer over them; I removed with isopropilic alcohol. I plan to crimp and test.
I tagged one of the wires with a "X" in the two ends (to know which is which, because they are of the same color), and then twisted them. Pasted them with paper adesive tape, to make sue they don't un-twist. Made several turns of this tape near the ends, so it acts like a cable rubber and gets the pressure from the crimping. Crimped, and it works perfectly! Ready for another 30~40 years of use!!!
I will continue to visit this thread, however, because I need to clarify some thing yet.
>If it's a telephone data cable more than 2 years old the copper has probably all broken into little short strands anyway, which will be fucking with the data transmission.
This cable is going to be used for voice only. Anyways, the cable hasn't 2 years only, it haves 30~40 years of use. Like I said here: >>928890
It's not a joke. This cable was from my grandmother, than her daughter inherited it, and, because she doesn't have repairing habilities, she gave it to me - it was full of oxidation on the connectors, that's because it was inside a cardboard box instead of being used.
The rags are from my mother. I have nothing that can be turned into rags, except for a old ripped jeans pants, but I will turn it into shorts and store the cut fabric pieces to repair another pants I have. It's not needing repair right now, but it will need soon, as it was bought at the same year, 2007 if I remeber correctly.
>implying I'm from first-world
Man, I inherited a 30~40 year old, gummy and oxidated 1~2 meters telephone cable from my grandmother, and needed to repair it because I'm too poor to buy a new one. I can't live in Europe! The cost of living there is many times higher than here!!
>and you've been driving around doing this shit
Driving? I do not drive cars. I have only a bike.
>Now I know this is a troll thread, you can't possibly be this fucking much of a yuropoor, but I can't help myself.
It's not troll. And I'm not from Europe.