[TriLUG] OT: looking for "red" plenum zip ties
jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu May 13 13:26:27 EDT 2004
I'm looking for about 20 plenum rated zip ties that are the color red.
A customer needed to get into his newly renovated space asap but
couldn't find a cabler able to get the wiring in on time, so I
volunteered to run his cable. Heck it was only 14 runs with hollow walls
and drop ceilings. I did a great job, but I used "clear" plenum rated
zip ties. Everything is exactly to code.
The city inspector failed the job and won't let them proceed because the
zip ties holding the network wiring are clear. He devoutly believes
that plenum rated zip ties only come in "red".
Problem: none of my electrical or cable distributors carry the "red" zip
ties any more (they are more expensive than the clear plenum rated
The client is pissed. He is still not able to move in. I need to find
some red zip ties (plenum rated) because being right isn't as much fun
as having a happy client (and getting getting paid...).
As to the inspector, he has put to much into this fiasco to back down
and admit his mistake.
Jon (who will never volunteer to cable for a client again) Carnes
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