Monday, July 20, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Pre-wired this office, about 30 wires, in about 3 hours by my self. If I hadn't taken the time to strap everything so neatly I could have been done in 2 hours.
|Pulled wires behind beams and strapped them up.|
Wiring set up for double CAT 5 jacks at each drop, 2 door phones and door latches, 6 cameras, and 3 monitors.
|Wires strapped by ceiling, behind wall beams.|
|Loop where the enclosed rack is going to be mounted|
|Wires strapped to center of beams,|
so when ceiling is installed wire isn't damaged by screws.
|Wires strapped to beam,|
to protect from being screwed into when walls go up.
|There is a window going into this wall, so wires are run low here.|
|wires strapped center of beams and going down walls.|
|wide angle of wiring run center of beams.|
|strapped to beam to prevent screws from damaging wire.|
|Snaking wire from 2nd floor, down to the door phone on 1st floor.|
|I cut only 3 sides of the sheetrock, and peeled it open like a door.|
|Cheated in "closing" the walls|
by putting a screw in sideways in the corner.
|"Closed up" sheetrock.|
About 65-70 CAT5 wiring/jacks install.
Had 2 guys helping on this install, Took about a week, I was called away to several service calls for 2 days while the other guys continued pulling the wiring as I planned out for them.
|Punching in the patch panels.|
Exposed bricks, between sheetrock sections of wall required lots and lots of wire molding.
|Another view punching in the panels.|
We had to plan out how to run the wiring. Originally I was going to drill down at each jack and bring the wire up from the basement. This plan however seemed like it would take too long, the final product wouldn't look as good, and would leave the wire vulnerable to being damaged by moving furniture and cleaning the floor.
|Yet another view of the panels being punched in.|
We snaked the wire downstairs to the basement where we installed the rack inside sections of the sheetrock walls and mounted wire molding basically around the entire office.
|Wiremolding on exposed brick.|
|Hole cut out to snake wire to basement and sheetrock mounted jacks.|
|More wire molding|
|Even more wire molding and surface mount boxes.|
|Customer complained about the corners of the molding where wiring is exposed,|
but there is little that can be done to conceal this.
This size wire molding does not have corner pieces.
|more wire molding...|
|Transition to being snaked behind walls to wire molding.|
|More wire molding|
|Since less wire needs to be run past this point,|
we dropped down to a smaller size wire molding.
|The back rooms are an addition to the building,|
so they had to be completed completely in wire molding.
|...and it runs around pretty much the entire office...|
|Took us almost a full day just to get the wire molding mounted/installed.|
|A wall mounted jack being fed from a wire in the molding.|
|Wire going into the back rooms (building extension)|
|...and coming back out on the other side of the office...|
|It almost looks like it belongs here...|
|The wall threw-up some CAT5s!|
|Jack fed from the wire molding...|
|Getting the wire molding around all the angles.|
|More exposed brick with wire molding mounted...|
|cutout holes to snake down to basement, |
and around pipes located inside the wall.
|That patch panel is starting to take shape now...|
|Patch panel all punched in!|
|My slack wires neatened up behind wooden frame,|
the mess of wires (between rack and electric meters)
was existing stuff we didn't touch.
|Got the wiremap remotes plugged in to label/number the jacks.|
|Installed dual WAN router|
24 port Cisco PoE switch
and patched in all jacks that are currently in use.
|Another view of my slack neatly strapped up.|