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cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9

New Office Wiring

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Wall plate
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Back of the patch
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Neatly strung
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Great job done by Brightstar Communications. It's even neat and tidy in the places no one will ever see it.

[And in a few weeks, I'll booger up the front of that panel, and the rest of the tiny room.]


cablegeek01

join:2003-05-13
USA
kudos:1

Looks good! I love it when people take pride in their work.


cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9

And to think NJ wanted someone to do it for 50$ per drop. That's 17 drops -- 3 of them have a 5th wire for phone (fax machines.)

The grey plug is supposed to be blue, but StayOnline was out of blue.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to cramer

Coincidentally, I saw an invoice today from a local LV wiring company that charged $80 per CAT5 drop. These were easy, too; short runs with a drop ceiling and hollow walls.

I am in the wrong business.

Whoever did yours did a fine job. Most installs don't look half that good.



Edrick
I aspire to tell the story of a lifetime
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join:2004-09-11
Woburn, MA
reply to cramer

I charge $125 per drop location.



yaplej
Premium
join:2001-02-10
White City, OR
reply to cramer

I thought $100-150 was pretty normal. I have seen installs that were done by larger companies that were more but was for Cat6 and looked extremely nice.

This install is very nice. One thing I am not a huge fan of is the multi-color outlets. I prefer sticking with a single color and using Panduit labing guidelines. My preferences have a tendency to change if I see something I like better


cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9

The current office has (had) all white outlets. It's easier to tell someone to "use the yellow outlet".



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
Premium
join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA

The colors at my place of work refer to different networks. If you're an engineer working in the lab, you want to be on the lab network, not the corporate network.



jeffmoss26

join:2002-07-22
Beachwood, OH
reply to cramer

We keep it simple at work...white for voice and blue for data.
When I do cabling for people, I match the color of the faceplate for voice, normally ivory; and blue or orange for data.


TheMG
Premium
join:2007-09-04
Canada
kudos:3
Reviews:
·NorthWest Tel

said by jeffmoss26:

We keep it simple at work...white for voice and blue for data.

That's pretty much the same thing I do.

sk1939
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join:2010-10-23
Mclean, VA
kudos:10
Reviews:
·T-Mobile US
·Verizon FiOS

said by TheMG:

said by jeffmoss26:

We keep it simple at work...white for voice and blue for data.

That's pretty much the same thing I do.

White for VoIP, Red for unsecure networks, green for secure, blue for serial, orange for management, purple for lab connections, black for IP cameras. Not the easiest color scheme, but it works.


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

Blue for serial?
I guess green is for your "standard" data?

I was under the impression red was reserved for fire equipment.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

I use red for PoE.



Nsane_iceman
Premium
join:2001-02-26
North Richland Hills, TX
reply to cramer

We use red for POE, yellow for non-POE, green for cross, and blue for analog phone.


sk1939
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join:2010-10-23
Mclean, VA
kudos:10
Reviews:
·T-Mobile US
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Clever_Proxy

said by Clever_Proxy:

Blue for serial?
I guess green is for your "standard" data?

I was under the impression red was reserved for fire equipment.

Blue for serial yes (door controls, terminals). Green is the standard color, but there are a fair number of red jacks around too.

tomdlgns
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join:2003-03-21
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
reply to cramer

nice and clean. the only thing i would have changed/done different was added a cable stress bar on the back of the patch panels. chances are they made 0 mistakes when punching down, but if you ever have to get to a wire that has a bundle of wires with zip ties holding it down, it will make it a little challenging.

again, there will probably be no need to do this if it was done right the first time.


cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9

They were tested prior to zip ties.