Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers out there. I hope you all have a great holiday.

Regularly scheduled blogging will continue on Monday, hopefully. I’ve been scarce posting this week because I’ve spent the last three days moving our company to our new building, knowing absolutely nothing about the wiring in it beforehand.

The good news is that it’s in decent shape, and mostly labeled correctly. The bad news is that the building formerly housed two tenants and one of the former tenants cut all their network drops and removed the panels. Fortunately, they left one small three gang box with six ports in it uncut, and I was lucky enough that those drops went into the remaining offices that were cut.

Yesterday, I did the phone system, and decided to bite the bullet and get a tone generator to trace wires. I wish I had done that Monday, because it makes finding out where shit goes a hell of a lot easier.

I still have a few phone drops to figure out Monday, as well as several network drops, but with the tone generator it should go smoothly. Just a matter of finding the right wire that goes where or near where I need it.

4 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Ian Argent says:

    Why in the wide wide world of sports would they have done that? Just to mess with whoever came after?

  2. Roger Wilson says:

    Tone generators do help. I never went on a job without one. That and a multimeter. Sometimes I had to drag a TDR along.

  3. HappyWarrior6 says:

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I hear you on the tone generator. A good butt set saved my butt a few times when I worked on telephone related issues. They were always so expensive and I never understood why. Thankfully most extensions were VoIP so my network admin duties kicked in there.

    Btw so not cool about cutting the structured cabling runs… I feel your pain.

  4. Roberta X says:

    Mike Sandman likes your toner and probe — but wow, they’re high-end compared to the old yellow ones. :)