Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How to Install a Plaster Ring and Wall Plate in Drywall

How to Install a Plaster Ring and Wall Plate in Drywall

This tutorial video shows you how to install a wall plate into drywall.

To accomplish this, you need the following items:

  • Plaster ring (also called a P-ring or mud ring)
  • Wall plate
  • Drop cloth or sheet of paper
  • Drywall saw
  • Pair of pliers
  • Screwdriver (Our wall plates require a Philips head)

We'll show you, step by step, how to position your wall plate, saw through the drywall, install the plaster ring, and mount the wall plate.

Whenever you're installing a wall plate for your home or office, make sure that you terminate all your jacks BEFORE inserting them into your wall plate or mounting the plate to the wall!

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Structured Cabling Basics

Structured Cabling Basics

This video series discusses some basic technical skills, approaches to structured cabling jobs, cable management, and the use of tools to save you time and labor when pulling cable.

Part 1: Reading and Drawing Floor Plans

Part 2: Cabling Around Aluminum Studs

Part 3: Dropping Cables with Fish Rods

Part 4: Wooden Walls, Firebreaks, and Pulling Cable

Part 5: Running Cables with a Pulley

Monday, November 16, 2015

How to Assemble a Data Center - Part 3

In part 3 of a 4 part video series, we look at installing a runway ladder to the Black Aluminum Relay Rack .

Relay Rack, 84 x 19 inches, 45U, Black Aluminum is an open single frame with 10-24 thread. This relay rack is the standard sized rack and is easy to assemble. The standard 19” width can hold switches, routers, racks, and patch panels. Wire management can be mounted on the sides or horizontally to keep patch cords looking clean and organized.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

RJ45 Keystone Jack How TO Video

RJ45 Keystone Jack How TO Video - Terminate a RJ45 Keystone Jack with an Impact Punchdown Tool

These tutorial videos provide a walkthrough to show you how to terminate a RJ45 keystone jack using an impact punchdown tool. You will also need Ethernet cable (Category 5E or Category 6), a keystone jack, cabling scissors, and a wall plate or surface mount box.

We demonstrate Ethernet jack termination with both Cat.5E and Cat.6 cable, using the T568B color code.

Video 1: Terminating a RJ45 Jack with Cat5E Cable

Video 2: Terminating a RJ45 Jack with Cat6 Cable

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