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    Re: [Urgent] Should we/you run network cables?

    Our LEA use an external company to fit our CAT5...but we have been known to do it and feign ignorance. We've had our asbestos surveys done, and to be honest it's as quick and cheap for us to do it.

    It creased me up that me and the Network Manager had to go on a course to "Learn to wire/patch/terminate cat5 cable"...we were in hysterics..

    In, 5 minutes, out in time for a cuppa. It makes me seethe to think my taxes pay for that stupidity.

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    Re: [Urgent] Should we/you run network cables?

    Yes i'm seething that you let our taxes be spent in that stoopid manner too! :P

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    Re: [Urgent] Should we/you run network cables?

    But you get a nice diploma for the wall kinda like what the teachers......just more impressive.

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    Re: [Urgent] Should we/you run network cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73
    But you get a nice diploma for the wall kinda like what the teachers......just more impressive.
    You do? We didn't!

    Just a "Well done-you can crimp a cable"...whoopdedoo..

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    Re: [Urgent] Should we/you run network cables?

    lol

    i dont mind doing it - just no no to drilling walls etc. terminating and maybe helping with the [cheap] trunkin is as much as i go

    hell.....i sorted out new switches for gods sake hehe

    Nath

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    Re: Should we/you run network cables?

    I do pretty much all the cabling. I did our last IT suite on my own and have rerun two links halfway accross school on my own. I dont have any qualifications or anything but I had nearly 4 years experience doing cabling in my last job so I have done hundreds of jobs of all sizes.
    There are certain jobs I would not do now that I would have done previously which includes the obvious internal/external high ladder work and roof or floor voids. My days of crawling through stuff are over thank you very much

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    It's drilling - asbestos that's the no-no isn't it. Our CC has guidelines and standards which are quite strict. I've done a lot in the past, but it's not worth the risk - you're putting yourself at risk.
    Plus as the vast majority of us are overworked we can quite happily pass the buck. Nice to keep your hand in but watch your back.

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    Asbetos..heh. Yes. We've had the surveys done here-it held up the building of our new suites. The best one I've ever seen was the company mounting the projector in music...hole saw through ceiling tile, quite happy....now muggins here has been in the building 5 years, knows the gen.

    Wandered in to look at the job, jumper over my face, sighed, and pointed out the warning on the back of the ceiling tile.."CAUTION:ASBESTOS". Should have seen the room clear!

    Had to have the lot decontaminated..heyho.

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    Re: Should we/you run network cables?

    Eeek Thats not good sirbendy lol


    N.

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    Re: Should we/you run network cables?

    Who voted "Whats networking" lol

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    Re: Should we/you run network cables?

    Hah..that made me smile..



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