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Offline tonyburkhart

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #75 on: September 08, 2014, 02:43:16 PM »
just sad. when there are installers/companies who take the time, know what they're doing and have proper workmanship in mind form day one... then you see this. the sad thing is, someone who does it right, and does it once will probably be contracted to clean this mess up at some point. penny wise and dollar foolish
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #76 on: September 08, 2014, 03:12:19 PM »
The cabling/phone system company has been around for 30 some years, sadly all of their work looks like this.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #77 on: September 08, 2014, 05:53:15 PM »
In the 'wtf were they thinking' category

Quite obviously they they weren't.  What a rat's nest!
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2014, 06:41:17 AM »
I'm guessing they ran to Micro Center to buy cables (see the bag on the floor) and purposely chose the longest ones in stock :P
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2014, 11:58:57 PM »
AT&T terminal from 1971 in the crawl space of a client's. We've gotten AT&T to agree to replace the terminal, and we're running new gel filled inside wiring for the feeders, as the existing old Cat3 Riser is wicking the moisture and degrading over time. New AT&T terminal, new inside wiring, and new NEC SL1100 to replace the Comdial J1632 circa 1996. This client should be set for another 40 years :D
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2014, 07:59:54 AM »
Don't run filled cable indoors.  It is a serious code violation to run OSP cable indoors since the polyethylene jacket is flammable.  Many gel compounds are too.  If you are set on using an OSP-style cable, use ALVYN riser cable, which is shielded the same way, but has a PVC jacket and conductors (AL=Aluminum corrugated shield, VYN= Vinyl outer jacket).  No, I'm not sure how they got that acronym for vinyl!

Type ARMM is one of the most popular designs.

That Comdial system (probably an Impact or Digitech) speaks volumes for the quality of one of the last systems made in USA.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2014, 09:16:44 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on the cable Ed. We were just concerned about moisture exposure, and that's what our Graybar rep suggested. Should've know to "call Ed first" :)

That box is solid - haven't seen one built like that since the Toshiba Strata Se :)
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2014, 08:07:06 PM »
Nice string of photos from a cable installer - will make you cringe :)

http://imgur.com/a/PPfJn
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2014, 09:44:18 PM »
Wow.  And they probably can't figure out why they have a ghosting problem either.   :011:
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #84 on: November 03, 2014, 07:33:51 PM »
Wow..that is...just wow.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #85 on: March 31, 2015, 12:06:38 AM »
Found this one on reddit

Sparky here. This always happens. My 120/208 panel, EMT pipe, yellow cat6, and patch panels. Someone comes in after and puts that garbage in, and makes my stuff look like crap.

http://i.imgur.com/Xob9qeE.jpg

http://www.reddit.com/r/cablefail/comments/30uxz6/sparky_here_this_always_happens_my_120208_panel/

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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #86 on: March 31, 2015, 08:53:32 AM »
Sparky here. This always happens. My 120/208 panel, EMT pipe, yellow cat6, and patch panels. Someone comes in after and puts that garbage in, and makes my stuff look like crap.

Based on his comments, it looks like Sparky did the LV wiring too and it looks good. Impressed I am.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2015, 09:31:48 AM »
For the sparky side, you're right - not too shabby, especially since most of them have no clue what they're doing on structured cabling. Could be a bit better in a few areas, but I was referencing the slop work he noted after he was done.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2015, 04:16:13 PM »
https://plus.google.com/+JaredNaude/posts/WxRVWeo8GD9

This was surprising. Good to see every once in a while :)
Still would've used Velcro with my team... but super nice to look at none the less.
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Re: How Not To Install Cabling (Pictures Of Ugly Work)
« Reply #89 on: April 20, 2015, 10:29:47 AM »
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Still would've used Velcro with my team...

That's not data, BNCs and coax, looks like video. Not in the US either. But at any rate chalk up the nice install to the fact that it was not done by IT jackasses or sparkies like it is in this country. Just goes to show how far behind we are when no one takes pride in their work.

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