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#611775 - 08/05/17 11:39 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Bringing this back to life - had a small job today, run a cable from the first floor phone room (where the building management's internet comes) in through the second and third floor, into part of a vacant suite now used as a conference room:

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This is the server room for the rest of the space that was not vacated - I was trying to see where the existing cables were terminated:

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#611780 - 08/06/17 03:32 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Red bridging clips? I didn't see a key system in any of the pictures eh


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#611781 - 08/06/17 04:16 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Dex, around here they are used exclusively to mark special circuits. The block in the first pic is all Hi-cap.

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#611782 - 08/06/17 11:10 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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I think that the color code specified yellow to indicate special circuits. Does the red box in the second photo have something to do with the fire alarm system?


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#611789 - 08/07/17 12:04 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Yep. Some kind of power supply or extender. I have never seen yellow markers used anywhere in Ohio (AT&T territory)


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#611790 - 08/07/17 12:28 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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#611805 - 08/07/17 04:34 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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All T-1, T-3 PRI, etc. circuits are identified, here, with dual red bridging clips. I think all the orange, yellow and blue have been lost, stolen or otherwise used for other than telephone circuit identifying.

Jeff.....What a mess. However, not unusual. We see a lot of that around here. This is typically what happens when you get non-telephone crafts people, in a hurry, and not knowing or caring how a properly laid out main frame should look.

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#611813 - 08/07/17 11:12 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Originally Posted by dexman
Does the red box in the second photo have something to do with the fire alarm system?


Yes, the red box is a Distributed Power Module for the Fire Alarm system and is used for the notifications circuits.

I would say it's a Silent Knight 5400 series one by the look of the logo in the bottom right.


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#611814 - 08/08/17 12:53 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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I believe you are right. The building has a Simplex panel with Gentex horn strobes.


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#611887 - 08/10/17 10:01 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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I had to work in this box a couple years ago and sorted out the blue group. Don't know if I could get the other groups without cutting more sheath. I guess that wasn't a priority when the security guys installed this. They were using 2 pair out of 100, so I liberated a 25 pair group for some phones. I pulled the pairs off the 66 block and scotchloked them to my cable. Interesting color code if you zoom in on the blocks. And I don't know who punched down in the last picture. There is so much wrong in these it makes me shudder.

[img]http://sundance-communications.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/galleries/611884/interesting-color-code[/img]

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#612661 - 09/17/17 11:32 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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From today's travels - this is a customer I did the initial cabling install for 10 years ago. Someone else handles their phone system and IT but I still do any cabling work they need. Added a dozen drops today for a prefab office they built in the warehouse.

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#612667 - 09/18/17 05:15 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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#612699 - 09/18/17 11:15 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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I know :P
Over 10 years it's only gotten worse - though at least when they got a new phone system, the installer used cross-connect wire instead of scraps from a 25 pair like the original guy did!


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#612703 - 09/19/17 02:03 AM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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I, myself, found using color coded backboards and pre-mounted mushrooms so much easier to work with than trying to custom install blocks and mushrooms. Everything lines up to the "T" smile


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#613289 - 10/13/17 10:47 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Not David Copperfield's data rack, but it does levitate:


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I think the rack was supported by the Cat5e cables and the patch panel, but something came loose and it came crashing down.
Would have loved to be a fly on the wall when it went in. Must have used a scissor lift


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In the words of an IT "professional" "hey, if I can hang a router by its cables, why not the whole rack?"

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Originally Posted by hacky
Not David Copperfield's data rack, but it does levitate:

I think the rack was supported by the Cat5e cables and the patch panel, but something came loose and it came crashing down.
Would have loved to be a fly on the wall when it went in. Must have used a scissor lift



I think this defies NEC Article 100 Accessible, Readily and also 800.24 Mechanical Execution of Work and probably quite a few OSHA regulations.


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Originally Posted by Professor Shadow


I think this defies NEC Article 100 Accessible, Readily and also 800.24 Mechanical Execution of Work and probably quite a few OSHA regulations.


At the least a PE should have signed off on the structural and it should have been hung by a licensed rigging company.

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#613306 - 10/14/17 08:24 PM Re: Pictures of Ugly Work VIII. [Re: dexman]  
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Wow...just wow.
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