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Clever_Proxy
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join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL

The worst mess I've ever seen

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It's even worse from behind D:
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Because button cells belong on Cat5
You guys are going to love this one. This is what happens when a "maintenance guy fixes the phones". I walked out on this one. Never touched this mess other than the software on the equipment.


liht
Acryllicht

join:2000-07-11
Paradise Valley, AZ

Eh those button's aren't soooo bad. I've seen wire nuts used on cat5e, hah.
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cramer
Premium
join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8
reply to Clever_Proxy

Heh. That's really not that bad. You can still tell where all the wires go. I could show you things that would have you burning your computer.


voxframe

join:2010-08-02
reply to Clever_Proxy

Not bad. But it looks like a call center, or worse emergency dispatch?

It's easily fixable. Just a load of cable management. All the pieces to make it work are there, it looks like it's just a case of DOING it.

Not scary. Annoying, but surprisingly fixable.



tigerpaw509

join:2011-01-19
reply to Clever_Proxy

Looks like the 1000's of others I have seen


Hahausuck
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:2
reply to Clever_Proxy

Typical.



Clever_Proxy
Premium
join:2004-05-14
Villa Park, IL
reply to Clever_Proxy

I'm kind of surprised, actually. I don't do a lot of work with hardware so I don't see much.

I would hate to attempt to clean up something worse than this.



jeffmoss26

join:2002-07-22
Beachwood, OH

That is just sad. I would have walked away too.



state
stress magnet
Premium,Mod
join:2002-02-08
Purgatory
kudos:6
reply to Clever_Proxy

said by Clever_Proxy:

I would hate to attempt to clean up something worse than this.

I've cleaned up worse. Seems like a real uphill battle at first, but there's a real feeling of satisfaction when you're done. Of course it's likely that within a couple of years you may have to start all over again..

voxframe

join:2010-08-02
reply to Clever_Proxy

I'd love to get that for a cleanup job.

It's not as bad as it looks. Everything you need for the job is right there. It's practically a matter of just re-dressing things. The back punching job needs to be re-done, but it looks like there's plenty of slack to work with.

Looks like a proper install that was just never maintained and became a run-away.



Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
reply to Clever_Proxy

Looks like they bought a ton of 10 foot pre-made cables and tried to make it look neat.

The back looks rather ugly.


JoeHemi

join:2011-05-06
united state
reply to Clever_Proxy

That right there is the definition of lazy


TheMG
Premium
join:2007-09-04
Canada
kudos:2
Reviews:
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reply to Simba7

said by Simba7:

Looks like they bought a ton of 10 foot pre-made cables and tried to make it look neat.

Pre-made cables also available in the following lengths:

0.5'
1'
2'
3'
5'
7'

Yep, someone definitely did get lazy. Too lazy to stock up on various lengths of cables. Either that or they got a very very good deal on 10' cables.


Modus
I hate smartassery on forums
Premium
join:2005-05-02
us
reply to tigerpaw509

said by tigerpaw509:

Looks like the 1000's of others I have seen

ditto. i have a IDF that's like that but the switch's are at the end of life so i get clean up the spaghetti put in by the previous sys admin and consolidate from 6 crappy 24port dell switch's to 4 48 port hp procurves stacked
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