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Another (clean!) name for three-way block/three-fer?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by Grog12, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    As an impromtu QotD What is another name for this device besides threefer?
     
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    Well, clean, I got nothin'


    The only other name I know for them makes allusion to an establishment for the solicitation of the services of women of ill repute, certainly not appropriate for a family-centric forum.
     
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  3. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Are you going to share this, alleged, alternate name with us, Grog?
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Think Rubix (sp.)
     
  5. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Nah I like to keep things to myself.

    I've actually (right or wrong) heard these called Duck Paddles before.
     
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    I've heard the edision version called Cube-taps but i don't know if it applys to stage pin.
     
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    Came across a unique version of a cable mount three-fer block at a local theatre yesterday. I apologize for the poor picture.
    IMG_0577.JPG

    This theatre also has their building original trough style striplights leaning in a corner!
     
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    How about a Spider Block? or am I thinking of something different as the pic is gone from the original post, I am thinking about the one that is a flat, larger version of a Stagepin, with one side male and the other three sides female....brown in color and material...
    Sean...
     
  9. DavidNorth

    DavidNorth ETC Rigging General Manager Premium Member Fight Leukemia Departed Member

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    Oh wow. Yes, I haved worked with those before. Scary on the inside and make for very interesting cabling on the electric. Gross!
     
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    len Well-Known Member

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    Triple Tap.
     
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    ....splitter?
     
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    I guess what matters is the male end of this device. Where I have seen these, the male end has been a 60 amp stagepin, with the 60A circuits being run by 6,000 watt dimmers. Works great electrically for plugging multiple lights into a 60A circuit...except for the lack of 20A protection.
    Unless I was in a theatre with 6000 watt dimmers, I'd use the pictured "three-fer block" with a 20 amp male stagepin plug only.
     
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    I've always called the two-fers "y-splitters" regardless of how incorrect that may be. I'm wondering if we can't come up with a clean name for the device because of the nature of it or simply because we aren't mature enough XD. all jokes aside, maybe call it an "x-splitter"? Not that it really looks like an X but it would certainly indicate a difference from the "y-splitter" assuming you are using that term as well
     
  14. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    We already have Y-cable, Y-style, V-style, and W-style. Three-way block or three-fer are perfectly acceptable, descriptive, and "clean" names.

    Let's not compound your "mistake" further by adding a non-industry standard term like "x-splitter".
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