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#1 ericg

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:40 AM

hi all !!
I'm a new MST and i need some help. does anyone know a good way to learn the color codes and counts. i have a small chart with the colors and counts but i cant seem to remeber it all. i was hoping someone had a tip or trick to learning them.

thanks!!

#2 Kevin

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

I'm not aware of anything that might help you other than working with it and picking it up over time.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:57 AM

As for as rhymes go, I don’t know any. I just made a little table to go off of. I also carried around a scrap module I cut out of a splice and studied it when ever I had free time.

Group Colors:
White
Red
Black
Yellow
Violet

Pair Colors:
Blue
Orange
Green
Brown
Slate

Edited by kong, 02 April 2006 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:50 PM

The first 25 pair ya just got to get and you will. Just know the first 100 pr. binders blue, orange, green, brown..easy right. 1-25 blue, 26-50, orange, 51-75 green and 76 to 100 brown. So I just take that basic 100 and do this. Pair 300 is 4X3=12 black orange group (12), violet slate pair(25). Pair 306 is 4X3+1=13 so it's the green black group (13) red blue pair (6). Pair 352 again 4X3+3=15 so slate black group(15) white orange pair(2). Don't know if this makes any sense but it always worked for me. It's always based on 100 pair...Pair 601 WHAT??? 4X6+1 blue white red group white blue pair as you know there is no violet slate groups so you just start over. Hope this helps ya, now that I've written it out, I'm confused. :oh_shit:

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:19 PM

thats what I'm saying i get confused !!.. but you are right the more get into the counts the better i will be at it..

so far i have...

Why
Run
Backwards
You'll
Vomit

any one else ????

#6 Rick

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:36 PM

For the ring color........Boys On Girls BRings Satisfaction
haven't come up with a good one for the tip.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 05:41 AM

When you are sitting around or driving give your chart to your girl, wife, and or friends, and have them just call out numbers. Start with 1-25, as you get better do 1-600 with binder colors. Theres no easy way, but this worked for me! :wink:

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 01:45 AM

Group Colors:
White
Red
Black
Yellow
Violet

Pair Colors:
Blue
Orange
Green
Brown
Slate


these are the basics.. your binder groups are essentially reversed. however one exception.. instead of 25 combinations like your pairs.. there are only the first 24 being used.. you'll never see a slate violet binder group..

then, for each 600 pair (24 groups of 25 pairs) they get an additional outer binder marker..

white for the first 600
then red for 601-1200
black for 1201-1800
yellow for 1801-2400
violet 2401-3000

generally there are no larger cables in our area than 3000 pairs..(for pic cable, not sure how many went in pulp cable) i know of only one exception and that was a 3600 pair cable that was run thru one of the boston harbor tunnels.. i believe it was 26 guage.. and nearly impossible to splice..

hopefully you won;t be thrown into the fire without someone beating the code into you.. i was taught by an oldtimer 40+ years who would not let me start a job without giving him the specifics. and after you splice your first 600 pairs or so you'll be a pro.. especially if using a 710 or 3m machine .. where you have to bulk splice 25 pairs at a wack.. if your doing picabonds piece meal.. then it might take longer..

later and best of luck

pete

Edited by crashfromboston, 30 April 2006 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2006 - 05:25 AM

This phrase was made up by one of my recent students.

TIP
We
Ride
Big
Yellow
Vans

RING
Because
Old
Guys
BReak
Stuff

Good luck.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 04:37 PM

hi all !!
I'm a new MST and i need some help. does anyone know a good way to learn the color codes and counts. i have a small chart with the colors and counts but i cant seem to remeber it all. i was hoping someone had a tip or trick to learning them.

thanks!!

When we were starting out we started each day with 25 push ups to the colour code. Typically 100-200 push ups a day at first. I learned quick. :oh_shit:

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

This phrase was made up by one of my recent students.

<u>TIP</u>
<b>W</b>e
<b>R</b>ide
<b>B</b>ig
<b>Y</b>ellow
<b>V</b>ans

<u>RING</u>
<b>B</b>ecause
<b>O</b>ld
<b>G</b>uys
<b>BR</b>eak
<b>S</b>tuff

Good luck.



This is a good one to remember!!!! :rofl:

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:00 AM

Tips

W
hy
Run
Back
You
Varmint

Rings

Because
Of
Great
Big
Snake

The CO cant tell time and the customer is always right!

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