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Just had a nice new computer lab built at work, which also has some really nice cabling like some of these.
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The ones with "tidy" bunched together cables all the same colour are only fine until you have a fault and need to pull one end to check the other end is the one you expect to move.
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Bill wrote:

Yes, IME as soon as you use tie-wraps you've lost, velcro tends to stay tidier for longer ...
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On 24/01/16 13:10, Andy Burns wrote:

Not if every engineer who goes there has a mandatory box of new tie wraps and some cutters for the old..
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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

And nobody is every tempted (or asked) to "just make it work for now, then make it neat again later" ...
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Some of these look like patch panel rear connections. You don't repair these if they break - you include enough spares for the life of the data centre wiring, and the ability to expand them if necessary. There's no slack loops on any of these -- they are each cut to exactly the right length to run between the relevent patch panel sockets.

You are't supposed to use tie-wraps (even releaseable ones) any more, as the sharp edges distort the cable sleeve and can affect performance in edge cases.
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Why didn't you label them properly then?
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It's the labelling that's a pain. Really time-consuming and fiddly to do properly.
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On 24/01/16 13:43, Mike Tomlinson wrote:

Not if you gear up with honeymoon pliers and numbered rubber sleeves...
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Only if use if you number them before terminating. And get it right, too.
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On Sunday, 24 January 2016 14:12:52 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

For cables that aren't moved too much & aren't black I just use a waterproo f pen. Works fine as long as you're willing to redo the numbers if you see faded out ones. Write it on 3 times at each end.
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On 24/01/16 18:09, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

That's OK for home, but customers tend to think its amateurish.
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what's wrong with clip over numbers?
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Quite. They can be altered after installation too. Unlike the sleeve type.
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On 24/01/16 13:38, Tim Streater wrote:

+1.
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On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:38:14 +0000

Somebody else installed them, and this is later troubleshooting?
I once saw a control panel where, when all the internal cable tray covers were removed, spelled out 'HELP' in yellow wires against the rest, which were red. This was in a US Car Assembly Plant.
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On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:50:11 +0000, Bill wrote:

And how do you do that from a "faulty" network socket 2 floors away? Lift all the floor duct covers, clamber up and down the vertical cable shafts, etc etc. I don't think so.
Labeling is essential and has been said a database that says what should be connected to what via which cable. Some form of sensible "what" scheme helps a lot as well "F2R101P15" is on the second floor in room 101 port 15 (clockwise from the door (assuming only one door...)). Not sure of a sensible way to locate floor boxes, X and Y is obvious but how do you set the origin?
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Dave Liquorice wrote:

The server room?
All this shows the superiority of bus networks over radials ;)
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On Sunday, 24 January 2016 17:08:53 UTC, snipped-for-privacy@mdfs.net wrote:

The world is not going back to Econet however nicely you ask ...
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On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:08:48 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@mdfs.net wrote:

obvious

How does that relate to the 6 x 4 matrix of floor boxes in the second floor office space?
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