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kewlkeed
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Knowlton, QC
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A good laugh, picky techs... This is for you!

»www.pmv.ca/work.php

LMAO I just stumbled across these guys this morning. No clue really on what they do but it LOOKS like they say they can clean up and structure communications cabling/installations.

Have a look at some of their pics and for anyone who seriously knows what they're doing, try not to laugh too hard.

I can GAR RON TEE they'd never come near anything of mine
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adam9280

join:2005-01-02
Rochester, MI
I'm gonna guess cable strain is one problem.


kewlkeed
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reply to kewlkeed
I could list dozens of boneheaded moves done in their pics that any good installer would just never do. Considering these guys are supposed to be specialists in this exact field, there's something MAJOR wrong with them.


bbuchanan
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join:2004-02-05
Peterborough, ON
It looks like all they did was put some velcro cable wraps in.

They just made it *look* pretty


kewlkeed
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reply to kewlkeed
Splitpair is gonna wet himself when he sees these


NetAdmin1
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join:2008-05-22
reply to kewlkeed
Uhhh, wow. Someone paid for them to do that "cleanup" ?


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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1 recommendation

Ok, So there is the Before and Before pictures what about the after?


kewlkeed
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reply to kewlkeed
Hehehe the first image you see is supposed to be the "after" pic lol.

I seriously want to call these guys and ask them if they're for real.


Edrick
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Woburn, MA
reply to kewlkeed
Is it me or is there a mirror in the first picture? Looks like someone threw a bunch of stuff in a rack at their house and took pictures.
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adam9280

join:2005-01-02
Rochester, MI
I thought that too but I think it's the reflection from the inside of the glass door on the rack.


eXodus
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join:2005-08-04
Rockaway, NJ
reply to kewlkeed
If you compare, its two different racks same equip, same location.


kewlkeed
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reply to kewlkeed
You forgot to mention, same mess


MaxCras2

join:2008-09-19
Mount Clemens, MI

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Well, it looks like they moved a few switches around in that first rack too. I like how it seems like they only touched the cat5, and left everything else as is.

Hahausuck
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So they moved a few things around, put some velcro on and it still looks like poop.

Fancy. Not.

I don't care if someone uses zipties to secure their wiring, as long as they dress things down correctly and use some kind of thought pattern when doing something.
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kewlkeed
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reply to kewlkeed
Should forward this post to them and ask... Umm s'cuse me, but what the hell were you thinking?


furlonium
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join:2002-05-08
Allentown, PA
reply to kewlkeed
Forgive the ignorance but I'm curious

can you guys list things wrong with how they "fixed" it up? Seriously, I just don't know. You're all laughing while I sit here wondering "Derr I think it looks purty!"


kewlkeed
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reply to kewlkeed
Good question for sure. I do think it would be a benefit to list what could be changed for others to see. Only problem with the above example, is that I want to scream "Everything".

There's way too much to even list.


Warzau
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Naperville, IL
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reply to kewlkeed
Those poor yellow cables!!


hahaha

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reply to kewlkeed
First problem I see is they ran the cables between the rack. they should of mounted some cable management on the sides of the rack and ran the cable through them. I hope the customer isnt' planning on mounting any more equipment.

tomdlgns
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Chicago, IL
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reply to kewlkeed
Problems i see...

those yellow wires are too tight.

the blue cat 5 cables should be in a horizontal cable manager or a vertical cable manager on the side.

some of the wire bundles are zip tied and are hanging right in front of some of the components.

those are just a few...

now, in their defense, i am not sure how a job like this is done...maybe the company gave them a budget and they didn't have enough for management panels...who knows.


NeTwOrKDawg
Networking is a lifestyle

join:2005-04-25
Brantford, ON
reply to kewlkeed
Wow, judgemental people on here without knowing a thing about this company.

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I personally know the owner of this company, and he is excellent at what he does. Just because a few older pictures on his website may not look great, TRUST me, his work is excellent.

I even had them come and wire my house in Brantford, which he did an excellent job at, and charged me next to nothing to do. Why did I have him do it and not do it myself? Because he has some expensive testing equipment that I don't, and it would have cost me more to buy the assorted drill bits, and cable pulling gear than it cost me to pay him to do it.

Anyways, don't judge a book by a cover is the saying I would use here. He has LOTS of experience, and many of my employer's clients use them for cable jobs.

You don't know what kind of budget constraints the clients in the pics may have had, or downtime windows in which to move cables.


kewlkeed
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They say never judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to a company that I would potentially hire to do work for me, if they can't even make their cover look good, I wouldn't want them on my premise.

Budget job or not, I'd be embarrassed as hell to have pictures like that representing my company and work.

To be honest if I had been looking for work that fits their job, and I saw that site/picture-set while hunting for candidates, they would have instantly been sent to the bin.

If you're going to represent a company, represent it with good work and things you can be proud of, not nasty low-budget work like that.

Not judging a book by its cover is an ideal that I wish most the world lived by, but when it comes to business the thought changes to "Well if they can't even get the cover right, what gives me peace of mind that they're gonna get the actual job done right?"
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Voodoo288
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All judgments aside why don't you invite your friend to post some updated pics of more of his work? Maybe even some shots of the work he did at your place.
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