How To Cable a New Construction

Jim Gibson and his team of technicians take you behind the scenes of a cabling installation in progress. Learn how the technicians run phone and data cables using push poles and fishing rods, and how they terminate ends and punch them down, and more.

Products Featured:

Push Pole
Reference: 100382

Cat5E Computer Network Cable, 1000ft Bulk CMR/PVC
Reference: 100608

Cat6 Computer Network Cable, 1000ft Bulk CMR/PVC
Reference: 100056

Electrical Tape, 6-pack
Reference: 101806

18ft Fishing Rod Kit, 5/32in Diameter
Reference: 100644

Greenlee Fishing Rod Kit
Reference: 102181

CableSupply’s Nylon Fish Tape
Reference: 102441

24 Port Computer Patch Panel (Cat5e or Cat6)
Reference: 100167, 100168

Cable Comb for Cable Management
Reference: 101876

RJ45 Keystone Computer Jack Cat5e (Female End)
Reference: 100356

RJ45 Keystone Computer Jack, Cat6 (Female End)
Referece: 100361

Fluke Networks D814 Professional Punch Down Tool
Reference: 102142

Keystone Wall Plate (1-6 ports)
Reference: 100016, 100137, 100212, 100228, 100278, 100278

Cable Identifier Combo Pack
Reference: 102440


Elika Sakazaki says:

Very helpful and the job looks great

Tonny Sanjiao says:

Thank you for this video Sir. I appreciate very much your work. From Barcelona (Spain)

JOEL A.K says:

digital phone and VOIP phones are the same right????

deecheezy says:

Do you do hi impact or lo impact on the patch panel?

E.C. Bart says:

as an ex cableguy, i am wondering why there is no usage of cableducts above the ceiling, or pipes of sorts?
Overhere in europe you get fired for pulling wires on top of a ceiling like this

黃培德 says:

Thx, Jim. Appreciate your instruction.

Deepak gs says:

I like the idea of cable identifiers

AL Jalhel says:

that light power supply is a saving. ill subscribe you 🙂

George nikolos says:

Great video. Lots of helpful info. Highly recommend novice view for training purposes.

Eric Johnston says:

Why would you not use a full size it cabinet?

Jerome Thomas says:

Great job. I learned a lot from this video

Robbo655 says:

any reason for using cat 5e in this day and time?

Pedro Lima says:

Very good my brother

juan vargas says:

What kind of waist tool bag/pouch is that?? and what tools does he have on it? i really like the setup.

Nate Suddeth says:

In my state (Georgia), it is a code violation to run cable on top of ceiling tile, because the weight can compromise the grid. Technically, all cables have to be on their own independent support system, such as j-hooks, however sometimes that’s impossible to do in buildings where cables have been ran differently in years past. We always install J-hooks on new construction. When we’re working in post-construction work spaces, we run the cable above air duct and away from sprinkler/water pipes. Running cable on sprinkler pipes is a BIG no-no in my state.

Jimmy Lekkas says:

Awesome video, learned a lot!

Shawn J says:

great vid
awesome content very good
one good thing you can do is start have audio sync better that can be done by simple sounds to line up time line in editing
im picky sorry but i learned a ton
good work

Roberto Peris says:

I’ve just learned a lot of things I had no idea of! Thank you so much!

Mohammad Niaz Morshed says:

thank you!

Abraham Tesema says:

Good &well

DrD6452 says:

Awesome video, learned a few new time saving techniques and will definitely be ordering that cable identifier tool!

Daniel Tojcic says:

LED indicators are great!

MuhammedIslam100 says:

I am new to cabling, and this video is so much helpful. Thanks for explaining us everything in details.

hardware20x says:

Wow. Learned a crap load about cabling in just this one video.

Holly Easterling says:

This was SO informative! I love your emphasis on organization and cleanliness. I learned a lot!

Hot Net says:

Thanks Jim, some great time saving tips here.

Jordan Passmore says:

Thanks for this video! I ran cable for a new building with only three people to help. We had over two miles of cat6 pulled by the end of the job. I made a lot of mistakes that this video highlighted and will help me with an upcoming project. Especially those LEDS!

HCkev says:

Wow! Didn’t know about that cable identifier with the LEDs and power supply! Certainly a huge time saver when it’s time to figure out which jack is what.

Asmara 95 says:

Isn’t cabling an electricians job too?

M. Austria says:

Hi Jim! What do you call the LED connectors and testing equipment used at the end?

john hessler says:

Great video, I especially loved the “led” identification method, alot faster than the tone and probe method.

Ricardo Rivera says:

Thank for share your experiences. I am a new telecommunications technician. Question: When you install a cable or cables and there are many cables and infrastructure (like an air conditioning) above the ceiling, What is the standard? Do you install the cables using a push pole and leave the cables on the ceiling or you have to push the cables to the top of the infrastuctures. What are your recomendations?. Thanks!!!

fnccom says:

very good and helpfull

Aventurera says:

very helpful

Patricia O'Neil says:

Great video, Thanks for sharing!

Tim Velasquez says:

Thank you Jim Like the L.E.D S to ring them out save time not labeling cable

Metal Matic says:

How do you swap out a wire on a 24 port panel when you do it that way? Seems like it would be tough to get to early set ones

bl4cky89 says:

“But remember, if you’re a professional, keep it neat!” – way more companies should live up to this! I’m always upset, if companies leave a mess, or do sloppy work because ‘you won’t see it anyways afterwards’… Really good video!

deekdiggler8 says:

In my experience, all the customers I’ve worked for ask for multiple data ports at each outlet. It would be a mess if we didn’t label each cable. I would say not labeling works if you are doing a small job with single data/voice ports required. Also, didn’t see any cable support in the ceiling? Maybe I missed it. Very helpful and informative video otherwise.

Hugo Floss says:

ur the boss

Spencer Browne says:

Jim – Great video! Lots of good information. I installed cable for many years and we always labeled the cables as we ran the cable and I love the idea of not having to label the cable to save time. However, I am now an IT Manager of a medium sized office (240 drops) and I actually like having the cables labeled in order for better troubleshooting. When a certain section of numbers is down it makes it easier to determine the cause. Is it the switch?, or did someone cut a section of cable?, etc. I would much rather spend the time to label the cables from the beginning when the time does not matter as much. When you have network outages is when the real time matters.

Just a thought.

Florian Heigl says:

Thank you, I’ve started out in IT with laying cat5 / fibre cables back in 1996 – after that never did cabling again in a fulltime/professional manner. this brought a good refresh for me, many things have improved…!

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