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  1. strontium

    strontium New Elf

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    After lurking on here for a while seeing all the awesome things others have done, I think I am ready to jump in and have something up for 2017.

    While I want to do a lot more, I am going try to start small and cheap with some glowing corflute based ornaments.

    Where I seem to be stuck is finding a good source for 4 core cable to extend the length between the 4 wire LEDs I hope to use.
    It seems hard to find 0.82mm2 (18awg) 4 core sold by the metre - any tips on where to get some in Melbourne?
     
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    scamper Senior Elf

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    I would keep an eye out for alarm cable and the like on gumtree or ebay.
    Maybe if you have a masters store near you, dive in and pick up any scraps you can this weekend.


    I would look at 100m rolls also, as it is a lot cheaper in the long run and you will end up using a lot of it if you get hooked ::)


    This my 3rd year in and I am up to 900m of cable.
     
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    cozbert Full Time Elf

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    i get 305m drums of it from my local electrical retailer
     
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    strontium New Elf

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    Thats what I found too, only really available in 100m+
    Since I am only doing short runs ~20cm, I think I will try using 2x 2 core cables and join with tape or heat shrink to help it stay together.
     
  5. thecrazylightlady

    thecrazylightlady Yes I admit it.....I have the C.L.A.P

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    I brought my 4 core cable from Masters, it was reasonably priced too
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to ACL, lots of help and advice here to get you on your way
     

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