Wired Networks Thread, Data Cabling - who does it themselves in Technical; I do all ours too, except fibre unless preterm is feasible - got quite a bit to do this half ...
23rd October 2013, 06:39 AM #16
I do all ours too, except fibre unless preterm is feasible - got quite a bit to do this half term in fact.
23rd October 2013, 08:50 PM #17
Does it have to be ZS0H if its a patch cable going from a network port in the room up some trunking and along the top of the ceiling tiles to a AP
24th October 2013, 01:52 PM #18
We do, least then we know it works and were it goes.
26th February 2014, 07:47 PM #19
If I'm running a cable from back of a patch panel along the wall and to terminate in a network socket. Would you use solid core or stranded cable?
26th February 2014, 07:56 PM #20
That would be the job for solid. Stranded is more for patch leads, and instances where the cable will get moved about a lot.
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MattDLEA (27th February 2014)
26th February 2014, 08:45 PM #21
Thanks @Boredguy that's what I though, just wanted to check as the sales guy on the phone said stranded
27th February 2014, 02:11 AM #22
Stranded is a whole lot easier with RJ45 crimping too.
27th February 2014, 09:19 AM #23
mmm data cabling I need some of this in my life we have a few projects coming up yay...
27th February 2014, 09:31 AM #24
Yeah I dont mind doing it, just some of the places that it needs to go to is difficult.
27th February 2014, 09:44 AM #25
We do minor runs only here - ie. odd little jobs here and there. Proper 'run new sockets' or 'move points' gets outsourced.
Originally Posted by MattDLEA
With the question about pulling a cable from its original port and reterminating it at a different point? I'd advise against it. Installed cables usually use solid CAT5e, so it 'sets' in place over time. Moving it can cause the internal wires to break.
27th February 2014, 09:48 AM #26
As many others have said, we do small runs and minor modifications, but we leave the big stuff, cabinet hangs and fibre to external contractors, mainly because it's easier and we don't really have time (or in the case of fibre, the gear.)
27th February 2014, 10:12 AM #27
I've got over 60 new runs to install all over the site this year as we replace our WiFi. Now that's going to be fun, I just can't decide if I will double up the cables ready for AC in the future.
27th February 2014, 11:06 AM #28
Worth getting a copy of the 17th edition onsite guide as it has a lot of useful info. Useful for planning installs and check ing sparkies work. My pet hate is seeing network cables shoved into trunking and with no separation barrier. Grrr.
27th February 2014, 11:12 AM #29
Yup... I spat my dummy out a while ago, we had some guys come in to add an extension to the fire alarm (which is low voltage according to the regs) but the cable is capable of taking full mains, they just jumped between our data containment and surface clipped and the mains trunking. I ended up in a meeting with the boss of their company, our site manager, our site sparks literally jabbing my finger into the page about separating low and high voltage cables and explaining to them that I really didn't want 240v up my switches, PCs or users. They re-did loads of it and we haven't seen them since.
Originally Posted by southhamster
27th February 2014, 01:43 PM #30
I had that joy in the refurb found my data trunking full of fire cable and I got rather arsey over it as it had space left to allow it not to be squashed and also for our next phase... needless to say the LV/HV argument came up so I threw in that fire cable has a tone on it which I didn't think would be good in with data and to prove it held a tone tool to a call-point and the purring pulsing tone was heard. In the end they removed about 95% of it from containment as it came down to X said I could use it, but when X was asked they were no way I'd never say that etc... I had mentioned before talking to X that if they didn't remove it I was chopping it out of the containment I fitted which also helped move them quickly.
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