|Closeup of the finished rack.|
The camera was crooked not the rack!
|Completed rack, finally!|
|Rack mounted, patch panels all punched down ready to be installed.|
The first day I arrived on site to survey and begin work I was severely lacking enough materials to complete the job, but I was able to get "5 double runs" from where my rack was going to be mounted, and down the walls at the desk locations.
|Rack all assembled, and toggle bolts connected,|
ready to be mounted to the wall.
After finding out what time my supplier closed, and phoning in an order it was time to depart. I had exhausted the materials that I had brought with me, and it was a long trip back to the supplier before they closed.
|Both patch panels punched in.|
|Wires brought down wall behind where rack will be installed.|
VoIP and PC network wiring separated.
|Wires snaked inside wall behind rack's location.|
With EVERYTHING completed it was time to mount the rack. But, guess what? The box that I had brought from inventory that was in the box that an 8u rack comes in was not a rack! Someone had reused the box, and taped it up, so when I opened the tape to get to my rack, it was an old piece of networking equipment and not a rack.
|Yes that wood beam is as deep as it looks, it has to be at least 4 or 5 inches thick!|
With nothing left to do, I called the supply house once again, and put in an order for a rack, since I knew I would be arriving there just as they were closing. I was able to get the rack, and jump start my day with an hour long drive for the 15 minute task of mounting the rack to the wall!
|Old phone from old tenant.|
Many of the old low voltage brackets were used for my jacks,
and many of the old wires were used to snake my wire down the walls.
Finally, after 2 half days, 1 full day, and 15 minutes the job was finally completed!
Now lets just hope whoever patches in the network equipment does a neat job with the patch cords, and mounting the router and switches.
|Wire run to one of the jack locations,|
waiting to be snaked down the wall.
|Sorry for the blury image.|
This was the only 2 labels I was able to make
before my label machine started smoking.
|All additional jacks were hand labeled with a marker.|
|The only "mistake" in the job,|
on this jack only the voice is blue and data is white.
Both pass, so no need to stress out redoing the jacks.