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RJ45/11 Conduit Gel

I was wondering if someone here has seen some kind of gel/glue that goes in the RJ45/11 jack? I've seen the phone people using it.

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ChiefITCommented:
LMAO

The phone company calls this "Icky pick or nose pick" Most commonly called Icky pick.

When I worked for Quest a s a Highspeed datatech we use to get that all over us.

If you google "Icky pick" you should find some vendors that have the stuff. You can also find vendors that carry outside telephony phone boxes and jacks.
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ChiefITCommented:
http://www.polywater.com

The above site is a vendor that should have some sort of:

Cable filing grease (also known as ickypick or nose pick)
fiber cable gel (known as Icefree)

Let the vendor know of your application and they should be able to help.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
This thing i used on the jack itself it is not to help the wires to move faster inside of the duct.

I'll research a bit, thanks.
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ChiefITCommented:
No,

Ickypick is used to prevent wire from entering in the jack.

A little history about Ickypick and Icefree:
Icky pick was originally designed to prevent water from entering in the cable. Someone came up with a good idea to put it into RJ45 female jacks to prevent water from entering into the jack itself. Then they started to use it in inside RJ45/RJ11 jacks because kittycats like to urinate on phone jacks. I don't know why, but while working for the phone company I had to replace some jacks because kitties like to spray on the jack and the corrosive mist messes up the jack and therefore connection. Now Ickypick is most commonly used on "outside plant" copper cable and replaced pulp or paper insulation that was once commonly used.

They tried Ickypick in fiber cable to try and insulate it. Since fiber is hollow glass hairs, it gets brittle in extreme cold conditions. So, they created a new gel called IceFree to insulate the glass. I don't know if Icefree is conductive, so I can't recommend it for putting that gel in a RJ45 jack.

I hope this helps
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ChiefITCommented:
Oops, let me edit my first line:

"Ickypick is used to prevent water from entering into cables or jack. "

May I ask you the application and I can probably recommed somethig that will work for you? Sounds like you have wires to run, but not enough room in the conduit.

If you are trying to run cables in an outside conduit where the conduit collects water, I recommend outside plant wire with Ickypick in it.
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jdffAuthor Commented:
What I'm trying to do is to secure the RJ45 connector at the wall jack, sometimes they become loose. I have no problem with water...
Also I have notice that with the change of room temperature the connector also looses contact with the cooper pins inside the jack. I need something jelly that wont interfere with data transfer.

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ChiefITCommented:
In all the years I worked for the phone company, I never heard of heat causing the jack to have a loss in data transfer. Data transfer problems due to heat is usually internal on the PC. Are your PC cooling fans, (especially the one on your processor) working?

May I make a few cost effective recommendations?
1) Usually loose RJ45 connections are best resolved by replacing the jack and/or Cat5 cable. sometimes the little plastic clip on the Cat5 cable breaks off and the cable can fall out of the socket from that. If it isn't broke off, it could be bent too close to the plug and rendered ineffective. Just bend it out a little without breaking it.

2) Heat problems interfering with the data usually comes from too much heat on the Processing chip. Silicon chips are made with carbon and a conductive material mixed together. When the carbon heats up it expands and therefore reduces conductivity in the chip. So, data bottlenecks in your computer. It can bottleneck to the point where your computer will freeze up and even shut down.  

Open the computer and make sure the chip fan is working. If so, get a can of canned air or vacume and remove dust and debris for a good flow of air. The heat sinks and fan dispurse heat away from the Processor. While cleaning remove all other debris. Most folks don't recommend vacumes, but I use them all the time without problems.





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jdffAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry you got me wrong!
"Also I have notice that with the change of room temperature the connector also looses contact with the cooper pins inside the jack." That means I need something to keep the RJ45 connector well sit inside the jack. Replacing the jack and pushing the clip out of the connector is also a good idea but I was looking for something that would give more trust on bonding then both together but yet removable if I need to. So I've seen the phone company using that jelly thing on environments that there is risk of the cable being unplugged or getting loose, thats what I've asked.

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jdffAuthor Commented:
It has nothing to do with heat!

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