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Disposable Wall Hook

An aid for installing computer cables in offices.
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How many times have you tried to feed a computer cable from underneath a desk to the top, only to have it fall back down behind the deesk before you manage to crawl out, stand up and pull it up? I have often fashioned a home-made version of the following device (out of a business card and tape) to deal with this problem.

It's a piece of stiff cardboard with adhesive on one side. It can be folded and stuck on the wall behind and underneath a desk, to make a hook.

When passing cables up from behind the desk, you loop them on the hook, and then pull them up from behind the desk. When you're done cabling the computer, you pull the hook off and throw it away (or leave it there for the next cabling job).

These hooks could be sold in little stacks, like post-its.

jbum, Mar 30 2002

call my name and the good fairy arrives on cue and falls over her links as per usual http://www.sellotape.com/homesnf.htm
sticky hooks [po, Mar 30 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       I almost always feed my cables from the top of the desk down to the computer rather than the other way. I suppose if you want to go the other way then a supply of these hooks could be handy.
bristolz, Mar 30 2002

       What bris said. I fail to see why you would do it the other way, particularly when you have to come up with devices to compensate for the difficulties.   

       Gravity is your friend.
waugsqueke, Mar 30 2002

       // Gravity is your friend //   

       Yeah, it's the ground you've got to watch out for.
lubbit, Mar 30 2002

       What I want to know is, why don't the people who make computer desks get together with the people who make computers? I bought a great corner computer desk setup with a spot for the tower on the left side. trouble is, the cords barely reach, and wiring the thing requires all sorts of crazy contortions. It's a good thing I'm agile.
RayfordSteele, Mar 30 2002


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