Cabling and Wire Comedy Special: Here’s How You Don’t Do It


Because of the delicate nature of cabling and wire, pulling cable correctly requires an installer to follow certain steps to make sure it is not exposed to stress and potential damage. Otherwise, even the best installation job may not meet the specifications for the manufacturer’s warranty.

According to Fluke Networks:

1. Pulling cable through a rack or down a tray can break the fiber. When the maximum pulling force on a fiber can be as little as 100 pounds, it is quite possible for an average installer to exceed that maximum and shear one or more fibers in a preterminated trunk.

2. The installation process creates a risk to cabling and wire through microbending and macrobending.

3. There is a high likelihood of connector contamination or damage. It is very common for the fiber endfaces to become contaminated in the course of installation.

Experienced installers know there are guidelines for pulling cabling and wire for every job. For the most part, it is widely known that it is best to avoid bends or to always coil cabling in a figure eight pattern. A good installer not only knows these guidelines but how, when and where it is best to employ them.

At BTS Advanced Communications, our mind is on the little details as well as the big. Without correct cabling and wire installation, your network infrastructure won’t be worth a thing. We follow a standard of excellence that comes not only from decades of experience but a strict adherence to BICSI certified training practices.

In other words, we guarantee you’ll never have to worry about us treating your cabling and wire like this:

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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