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Offline Marc Haycook

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How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« on: April 28, 2010, 04:24:45 PM »
Okay... I figure I'll start by sharing a few of my favorites.



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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 12:06:22 AM »
Its is from British Columbia, The telco tech was dispatched for non working phone  that was the mess he left when he could not figure out the problem.
that green wire is a # 6 that he connected to the old protector which he had disconnected the service drop from. That old protector is grounded with a #14  not sure to where though.

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 08:14:36 AM »
heres one I ran across recently

you can't really see it but they are 25 pair tails with harmonica's on the end

they wanted it cleaned up ... until they saw the quote
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 12:24:26 PM »
Heres a beauty

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 12:28:35 PM »
Not your standard outdoor enclosure
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Offline matherton

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 11:17:01 PM »
One of my favorite sites - this was one of my very first customers.  The customer owner lives by his single mantra: "it works doesn't it?  That's all I care about, why do I need to pay big money to do it differently when its worked this way for years and expensive stuff breaks just as fast."

I really feel for their IT guy, he has NO budget, and his tool of necessity is a fire extinguisher.  He's a great guy and I consider him a personal friend, but he's severely hamstrung by the owner's mantra.  Leaves me breathless every time I go in there.

BTW, the RED arrow points to their cable internet modem.  Yes, its hanging on the power cord.  I moved it out of my way to access the telephone bix field for MACS, and brought down their internet.  It doesn't work unless it hangs...  Unfortunately it hangs directly in front of the cross connects.

I work on the phones ONLY, and try as we (me and their CG) might, we can't get the owner to budge on proper network gear etc...
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 11:28:16 PM »
Another excellent example of networking by user.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 11:50:35 PM »
This is a site I "inherited", Nitsuko Onyx VS.  Most of their phones have buttons that dont work.  The phone room phone can't go into programming mode because digit 4 doesnt work.  You get the idea. 

I am ripping this out and installing a Samsung 7200s, once they get some electrical issues sorted out.

I told them I will not "fix" the Nitsuko, its beyond repair, and really, you got your money's worth out of it.

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010, 08:02:57 AM »
I got a call yesterday that a fax wasn't working at a restaurant. I checked dial tone at the NID and determined there was a short on the CPE side. It took a while, but I found the pairs were "twisted" to short little pieces of cross connect as extensions.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 09:39:20 AM »
OMG you had to stand in that to work?  Just a tiny hazard.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2010, 10:52:08 AM »
I see a gas can in there! :002:

Maybe the best thing would be to throw a match in and run! :011:
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Offline Marc Haycook

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2010, 11:18:41 AM »
The gas can had gas in it and there was paint along with paint thinner under the gas can.
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Offline Steve Mull

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2010, 12:31:47 PM »
Got called out on a emergency call last night to a local Pep Boys

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2010, 08:47:04 PM »
only thing missing is a bunch of oily rags to help with the spontaneous combustion of the place
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2010, 07:03:14 AM »
@Steve Mull - We service all the central Ohio locations and they can get ugly sometimes. That one is towards the bottom of the pile, however.

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