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cat 5 and co ax cable #191214
12/21/09 08:24 PM
12/21/09 08:24 PM
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jimbob  Offline OP
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can some one tell me if you have to be certified when installing cat 5.i have run it in houses but what about businesses.i am thinking about starting my own business and was wondering before i advertise.any info would be great.i am going to ask my electricial inspector but thought someone here could tell me .thanks

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Re: cat 5 and co ax cable [Re: jimbob] #191220
12/21/09 10:25 PM
12/21/09 10:25 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
Here in NJ you need a 'Wiring Exemption Card' to install data/voice in comm jobs; or be a licensed electrical contractor.



John
Re: cat 5 and co ax cable [Re: HotLine1] #191224
12/21/09 11:26 PM
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EV607797  Offline
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You don't have to be certified to install it, but you probably have to be licensed as an EC or at least a limited master. That part depends upon your jurisdiction.

Certification means that you possess the proper tooling and test equipment to install these systems per the manufacturer's specifications and TIA/EIA standards. Many customers in a commercial environment are going to expect a printed certification report of the installation. The physical part is fairly straight-forward, but the tooling and test equipment is expensive. Rest assured that when a cable run doesn't work, it is going to be your fault until you prove otherwise. Without the proper equipment, you'll find yourself behind the eight ball more times than you'll care to mention.

If you think that nuisance tripping of an AFCI or GFCI is a headache, wait until there's an IT guy swearing that your wiring doesn't work.

Certification isn't mandatory anywhere; it is a customer mandate that they'll have to pay for if they insist upon it. Just be careful in competitive bidding because the other bids may include certification where yours doesn't or vice-versa.


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: cat 5 and co ax cable [Re: EV607797] #191227
12/22/09 12:05 AM
12/22/09 12:05 AM
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gfretwell  Online Content

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In Florida it is a limited EC license category. The requirements are a little less (basically lower bond) but the license process is basically the same.


Greg Fretwell
Re: cat 5 and co ax cable [Re: gfretwell] #191891
01/17/10 02:46 PM
01/17/10 02:46 PM
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jimbob  Offline OP
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Canada
thanks alot guys for the info.greatly appreciated.just curious what is the goung rate per data drop.


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