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cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

Help! We took over a partially complete cabling job and discovered that the CAT6 keystones are non standard. They have the clips similar to Leviton/Hubble, but the keystone doesn't fit in the normal faceplate opening.

The size of these keystones are 3/4 by 5/8 inch. The only marking on them is c6 on the front, and 7-372 F on the back. We don't know the manufacturer.

We've traveled to Graybar and 4 other supply houses and no one has heard or see of these jacks before.

Did I mention there was 300 of them? UGGG

Thanks in advance!

RE: cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates


RE: cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

Keystones suck.

Unless you get all parts from the same manufacturer they don't fit well. Can't count the jobs I've seen where ill fitting jacks were pushed through plates...

RE: cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

As TTT mentioned, through us some pics and we can help.

RE: cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

Molex.. Freaking Molex... :)

I had one of my guys go back there looking for empty bags. Luckily the previous cabler wrapped the ends in the bags they came in.

thanks for the input.

RE: cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

LOL I found out the hard way that not all keystones are created equal.
Just the same as not all Ivory or Gray is the same. I love to avoing AMP like the plague, and since I'm a Leviton house, I pretty much know what colors and keystones fit the housings.


RE: cat6 keystones don't fit standard faceplates

I think until you obtain all elements through the identical producer they just don't suit properly. Can't count the particular work I've viewed where not well appropriate jacks had been pressed as a result of china.

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