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Wannabe Geek

# 205407 12-Nov-2016 00:53
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Hey guys, I'm planning on doing up my houses networking myself so I bought this patch panel yesterday through the pb tech sale

Unfortunately I didn't realize that it didn't come with the plastic frame which can be seen here on the right in this image

I'm not entirely sure if I need one but if I was planning to mount the patch panel in a distribution box I'm guessing there wouldn't be enough clearance in the back for the cat6 cables to fit through, am I right in saying that?

Because I had already opened the box I doubt pbtech would take it back which is unfortunate on my side, it was only after opening it that I realized it wasn't included.

I've tried searching the Internet for the plastic part by itself and can't seem to find anything remotely similar. Is there anything else I can do? Or better yet does anyone have a spare plastic frame laying around I could buy for a few dollars?

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Uber Geek

  # 1668350 12-Nov-2016 01:16
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I'm sure they will take it back if you explain the problem, or maybe they will come up with a solution.

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  # 1668372 12-Nov-2016 08:23
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What distribution box are you using?

This is what you would usually use:


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Wannabe Geek

  # 1668383 12-Nov-2016 08:39
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I'm going to go in today to pbtech and see if they can give me a refund or like you said find a solution. Hopefully that goes well! I haven't heard great things about pbtech after service...

For the distribution box I was thinking of using this
Unless I can find something else that suits my needs and is cheaper.

It seems like I could use those brackets with the distribution box! This could quite possibly be the answer I was looking for! :) I'll still go into to pb tech and see if they can source me one if that's the solution

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