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#606026 - 12/05/16 01:07 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]
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Yes, the dog was nipping at the repairman, who used his tack hammer to fend of the dog. Unfortunately for the dog, bang bang down came the hammer right on Fido's little cranium, causing sudden death...


I heard "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" on the radio Sunday. After reading this, that darn song will be running through my head all day long. smile

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#606028 - 12/05/16 02:44 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Originally Posted By: dexman
In the bottom picture, they did a reasonable job positioning the mushrooms to the wooden backboard. I, myself, would have used pre-mounted mushroom boards. Using the 66 block backboards earns a few Brownie Points from me.

I guess, in both pictures, removing dead cables might be asking too much.


All the abandoned cabling is literally holding the place up:
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#606032 - 12/05/16 07:37 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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That's all abandoned? Ka-ching, ka-ching! We could have a real nice party at a fancy restaurant with what that's worth as scrap. smiley-bounce

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#606045 - 12/06/16 09:15 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: jeffmoss26]
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All the abandoned cabling is literally holding the place up:


Holding it UP or holding it DOWN?
grin
In storm country that might help tie it together and keep it on the foundation and not blow or float away laugh

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#607053 - 01/15/17 07:10 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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#607057 - 01/15/17 09:05 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Is that corrosion on those blocks?
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#607061 - 01/15/17 09:52 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Yes, that green stuff is corroded wires. Since the groups all have service loops, it is not difficult to cut off the modules and re-splice. The expectation was 100 pairs per hour. On a good day I could do 400 - 600 pairs per hour and then coast.
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#607119 - 01/16/17 09:30 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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The nice thing about those 710 modules is that they can be cut out and replaced (live) while only losing about 1/2 inch of wire length. I can't tell you how many times I've done that. Looks to me like this splice has not been kept sealed properly, but even so, filled modules shouldn't have corroded. I can't tell if they're green (filled) or gray (unfilled) ones.

Man, Arthur. The best I've ever gotten has been 400 pairs (straight splice), in a pedestal in an hour, using 710s, in new construction and perfect weather. Even then, I was pushing it. My hat's off to you.
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#607123 - 01/16/17 10:02 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Before the advent of splice modules, what was the expected hourly splice rate for loose B wire or UY connectors?

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#607168 - 01/17/17 05:31 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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I seem to remember 600 pair in a 7 hour day. But my memory may be a little hazy.

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#609371 - 03/31/17 11:57 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Who needs BNC connectors when installing cameras when butt splices work?



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#609380 - 03/31/17 03:23 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Oops! No BNCs on the truck. Guess I'll have to jerry-rig a connection.
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#609384 - 03/31/17 06:20 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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BNC to what? All I see are black and white wires.

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#609391 - 03/31/17 08:23 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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I would like to believe that somehow the connector had come off the camera so someone rigged it up like this to save the customer some money. Either that or the previous tech damaged it and didn't want to out of pocket a new camera.

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#609801 - 04/21/17 12:09 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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I sure am glad it wasn't my mess to clean up. I do have to admit...I have never seen fiber jumpers look this bad before.



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#609802 - 04/21/17 12:11 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Here is an after picture


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#609804 - 04/21/17 06:59 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Unfortunately, some of the FDP cabinets at my last employer looked like the "before" picture. Some of the coax crossconnect cabinets looked even worse. sick
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#609810 - 04/21/17 01:02 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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Just incredible! Did any of the circuits in the "before" picture actually work?

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#609816 - 04/21/17 02:19 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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What's with all of the blue painter's tape labeling? Have they never heard of a proper labeler?

They're even using it instead of velcro in places!
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#609818 - 04/21/17 04:16 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]
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