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Moving Patch Panels

By atsb42 ·
I was told that it would require rewiring the whole building if you wanted to move patch panels from a wall to inside a file server cabinet which is about 8 feet away, is this true or is someone trying to get out of doing some work.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Moving Patch Panels

1 - Maybe "somebody" is trying to generate some extra work (a.k.a. Billable Hours). OK, that's the cynical me. Again.)

2 - Maybe the wires just simply long enough. With data cabling, you can't just "tack on extra couple of feet" like we might be tempted to do with electrical wire.

3 - Or maybe whoever suggested this is also thinking to replace a bunch of CAT3 with new CAT5, or otherwise rework the wiring "plant" to match your growing requirements.

In other words, there may be more behind this suggestion that needs to be explored.

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