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How to run CAT6 through a block wall

How to run CAT6 through a block wall

I wish I found this on the internet. I wish I made this stuff up. But I found this while we were installing phones at a customer site undergoing construction. Instead of drilling through block, using conduit and firestop, they just laid the cable on top of a course of block, mortared over it, and kept building the wall.

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RE: How to run CAT6 through a block wall

Based on an installation I was involved with, serial terminals and unix, could we possibly give somebody a break here?

Mine was a building contractor deciding on a wall after the cables were run based on changes in how parts of the building were going to be used after most of the building was finished.

Building owner made a psycological evaluation of me after I expressed my opinion. The evaluation wasn't nice, but neither were my comments. They remembered on Friday afternoon that they needed cables run before they started installing drywall Monday at 8.

Ed Fair
Give the wrong symptoms, get the wrong solutions.

RE: How to run CAT6 through a block wall

I have seen somebad wiring jobs before,, but this takes the prize.
"Voice and Data Solutions"

RE: How to run CAT6 through a block wall

I don't see the problem. Those are probably the connections between their high-speed DSL modem and their D-Link DIR-615 router and the customer was worried about hackers and told the installer that they wanted a firewall because they read an article that said firewalls stop hackers. Done and Done. (;->)

RE: How to run CAT6 through a block wall

That looks like some nice work from Miami Florida LOL.

RE: How to run CAT6 through a block wall

Thats awsome!

RE: How to run CAT6 through a block wall

Hey saves money on conduit and fire stop.

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