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Does Anyone Use A Label Maker For Their Wiring?

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   James Edward

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Posted February 21 2006 - 10:24 AM

And if so, what do you use? I do HT installs, and we usually just write on the wire with a Sharpie marker, but I think a label maker would look much more professional. The labeler would be used after the wire was pulled; I don't think any label would survive the wire pulling process... I see ones from Dymo and Brother, and figured that a question here might keep me from getting the wrong one. Thanks for any thoughts...
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#2 of 6 ONLINE   Phil A

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Posted February 21 2006 - 11:05 AM

I just use a simple Brother 'PTouch' model along with Radio Shack labels (catalog # 278-1616). If I am in a rush, I just use the labels and write on them but the label maker is much better and sometimes ink from hand written stuff will fade over time.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted March 01 2006 - 09:22 AM

I 2nd the Brother. I then wrap it with transparent tape so it stays on. I have labels with sharpies from 5+ years ago that are almost completely faded. A waste of time using those things
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Bob McElfresh

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Posted March 01 2006 - 06:00 PM

I found "ID Wrapz" at CompUSA which are pre-printed labels for the power cords. www.rubberband.com

Radio Shack sells "wire labels" with a white part to write on, and transparent tape to cover the ink to help reduce fading.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Bill_D


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Posted March 13 2006 - 11:45 AM

penciled masking tape. There, I admitted it.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Richard Beckman

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Posted March 26 2006 - 11:31 PM

Don't have a special tool. I use address labels and the appropriate Microsoft Word form for the brand/size of label. I prepare custom labels for each job.

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