Mounting Cable in Raceway
your school has an attic or dropped ceilings, you can route
cable there, out of sight.
cable on top of a dropped ceiling. Instead, cinch tie-wraps to
the wires that suspend the T-bar and
string the cable from tie to tie.
is a telescoping pole with a hook at one end, used to get
cable across a ceiling or attic quickly. For example, in
a dropped ceiling you can lift a tile where the cable enters
a room and telepole the cable to the other side of the
room in a couple of steps. Without a telepole, you'll have
to open up the ceiling every couple of tiles to get the
cable across. After the ends of the cable are wired
to the jack and patch panel, go back into the ceiling
and tie the cable to the T-bar wire every few feet.
shows two cables and a pull string taped to a telepole.
Tie half-hitches in the string when attaching it to the
telepole, and don't skimp on electrical tape.
tiles gently to avoid breaking off corners. Ducts may prevent
you from working above some tiles.
you do in a ceiling, watch out for lights, electrical conduit,
water pipes and mechanical equipment.
Safety in Walls, Ceilings