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  Reply # 1203123 24-Dec-2014 11:46

Thanks Jase, I thought it might be just a guide, rather than a must do.

Cat5 would not be on my list of draw strings, even if I had heaps of it spare.

What are the chances of fibre breaking? Isn't it inside ridgid conduit clamped to the house framing?


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  Reply # 1203305 24-Dec-2014 16:14
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you have to remember its suppose to last many many years so its a good thing to have a draw cable in there in the eventuality something did happen. You could potentially have to re-install the conduit down the line if you didnt have a draw cable.

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  Reply # 1203317 24-Dec-2014 16:46
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davidcole: Has anyone seen one of these enclosures with a full rack mount 24 port patch panel?  Could something like that be installed vertically (since it wont fit horizontally)?

As I don't think there's a 16 port module and I'm not sure how 2x 8 port modules will fit.


I have one (Cabinet) in my house.. It was pre-wired up with Cat6/TV/Fibre etc when it was built. I can't remember what brand it is (as I'm not at home at the moment) but the multiple holes at the back allow to mount nearly anything to it.

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(this only shows 1/2 the cabinet with about another  1/2 not shown.

There is a standard 19 inch patch panel in there with a ATA/ONT/Power/Mikrotik Router/Alarm etc (Mikrotik Replaced now with a RB2011).
It uses something like: http://www.dttech.co.nz/store/dynamix-patch-panel-brackets-series-enclosures-p-1491.html?osCsid=je7rfm2eadv6ru4h49fekr0iq6 to mount the patch panel.

I can't remember what brand it is (as I'm not at home at the moment) but the multiple holes at the back allow to mount nearly anything to it.





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  Reply # 1203349 24-Dec-2014 18:06
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Great thanks.




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  Reply # 1203359 24-Dec-2014 19:00
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LennonNZ, would love to see the rest of your setup

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  Reply # 1203531 25-Dec-2014 08:51
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Jase2985: LennonNZ, would love to see the rest of your setup


I would too. LennonNZ, any chance of you uploading a full pic of your cabinet, pretty please? laughing




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