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Re: DATACENTER: Making LOTS of custom patch cables.



INstalling cut to spec basically means  with very little slack. 
If you label to /from and keep a cable run list, you should be all set as
long as you are accurate. 

The problem comes when your accuracy is below 99.99 %.




Regards,

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Martin Hannigan                         [email protected]
Asst. Vice President // Engineering     V: 617.204.0200
New England Voice & Data             

On Mon, 17 May 1999, Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:

> David Greer wrote:
> > 
> > Well we for one are pretty strict about pulling unused cables from service.
> > Also try tracing a wire that has no slack through a bundle of 50 to 100.
> > Also the real tight ones are much more likely to have the ends pulled off or
> > at least away from the conecntrator.
> 
> Well, obviously (I hope) I would leave enough slack so that ends pulling
> out would not be a problem.  I just don't want loops of them hanging all
> around.
> 
> > Plus as someone else pointed out you
> > never end up having the proper length on hand.
> 
> > And my network personnel are
> > way to busy to be fussing with a handmade cable every time we have a new
> > user comes up.
> 
> During normal periods, we have plenty of time to cut a custom patch
> cable since it would be done by the same guy that installed the
> horizontal run from the closet to the cubicle. I've gotten good enough
> that I can make a patch cable in 4-5 minutes if I don't have to hunt
> down the cable.
> 
> > Cabling though, like protocols boils down to a religious war.
> 
> Yeah, I guess so.  And I guess that we tend to be neat freaks when it
> comes to our cabling.  Is there a religion for neat freaks?
> 
> Jeff
>