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    • Is category rated cable from big box store same as commercial grade?
    • Tips for installing Surface Mount Raceway (Latching Duct)?
    • How do I find the actual NVP of my cable?
    • What is a messenger strand and how is it used?
    • How can I find salary for RCDD??
    • Thoughts on homemade patch cords?
    • Tips for passing BICSI hands on exam?
    • Tips for passing RCDD exam?
    • Thoughts on shielded cable solutions, bonding both ends?
    • Cable slack amounts and storage loops?
    • How do you test for EMI and RFI?
    • What is Wave Division Multiplexing?
    • Should I apply for a job that I don’t have all the qualifications?
    • What is a NID?
    • Tips for working in first Data Center?
    • Tool Giveaway?
    • Is discussing salary with other Technicians illegal?
    • What is LOTO?
    • Can you mount plywood with drywall screws?
    • What is the difference between membrane and through penetrations?
    • Why do some data centers run cable overhead and other underfloor?
    • Is discussing salary with other Technicians illegal?
    • What is LOTO?
    • Can you mount plywood with drywall screws?
    • What is the difference between membrane and through penetrations?
    • Why do some data centers run cable overhead and other underfloor?
    • Difference between untwist and jacket removal?
    • How to determine correct firestop system?
    • How to remove water blocking gel?
    • Tips to make good impression on job interview?
    • How to get a security clearance?
    • What is a IDC connector?
    • Book recommendations on leadership?
    • Tips for designing horizontal pathways?
    • What does a cable certifier do?
    • How does NVP change my test results?
    • How to test “gap” shielded cable?
    • Proper ground test procedures?
    • Cable pass if length is past 295?
    • Do you have to budget for splice in mechanical connectors?
    • How does AEM handle annual recertifications?
    • Difference between channel and patch cord heads?
    • Can you use staples if you are careful?
    • Minimum bend radius for coax?
    • Cable install spools vs boxes?
    • Support distances for cable tray?
    • #6 AWG for each section of cable tray?
    • How to become a Safety Manager?
    • Safety Last TED Talk by Mike Row (Dirty Jobs)?
    • Local meetups with me?
    • Tips to finish my day quicker?
    • Why do we need standards?
    • Why can’t I put a IDF in a Janitor Closet?
    • What is M.I.C.E. cable?
    • Three pillars of LTC – Educate, Encourage, Enrich
    • Drop in middle office?
    • How to determine # of speakers in a room?
    • Resume tips?
    • Interviewing tips?
    • Cone of protection?
    • Is supporting innerduct same a UTP cable?
    • OK to split voice cable?
    • Can wire lube increase interference on cable?
    • Tips for time management?
    • What are redlines?
    • Separation between High Voltage Conduit & UTP cable in conduit?
    • How to manage a crisis?
    • Strippers vs Snips?
    • Ground wire for each shielded panel?
    • Career advice for job change?
    • Cat 6A UTP between building OSP (Saudi Arabia)?
    • Bending conduit to match ?
    • Whats next after RCDD.. DCDC or PMP?
    • Training for estimating and products?
    • Demand for RCDD in Middle East, Africa?
    • Cable Run Lists, best practice?
    • Supporting backbone cable vertically?
    • Supporting cable in a warehouse?
    • Best way to mount 19″ relay rack?
    • Is a small space under a building a confined space?
    • Moving to a new area, how do I find a job?
    • Dress cable the entire path or just in the closet?
    • Should we look down on RCDD with no field experience?
    • Safety tips for lifts?
    • Sizing bonding conductor- Primary Protector?
    • Cleaning fiber end face?
    • Fiber Zone A, B, & C?
    • Preferred above ceiling support?
    • Tips for writing contracts?
    • Best way to estimate cable length?
    • Define pricing for training & consulting?
    • What is a career path to becoming a RCDD?
    • Help with MDU residential design changee?
    • Can a WAP be plugged into a MUTOA?
    • Why does a punch tool blade have a flat side?
    • Why do I need antioxidant on a busbar?
    • Who wrote the bonding/grounding standards?
    • Is there a standard for dressing cable?
    • What are installation requirements for F/UTP?
    • Just received 568 standards and TDMM which should I read first?
    • Can I use ceiling grid wire to support my cable?
    • Is it mandatory to use horizontal wire managers?
    • What is a listed cable?
    • Should a Foreman train or keep their crew informed?
    • Can you put a bonding lug on both sides of a busbar?
    • Why. does residential cable require T568A?
    • How much slack do I leave?
    • Which is better preterm fiber or raw fiber?
    • What is the difference between U/UTP and UTP?
    • Can I use a cold water pipe as a ground?
    • Can you mix Cat 6A with other cables in the same bundle?
    • Installing string in a conduit if electrician forgot?
    • What is RS232?
    • How to lift heavy objects and not get injured?
    • How to address a RFP if it is wrong?
    • Should I estimate with plenum cable?
    • POE over 90 meters?
    • Drilling a bus bar to add a conductor?
    • What is the difference between a TP and CP?
    • Can I put plenum cable in underground conduit?
    • Recommendations for terminating fiber in a dirty environment?
    • Why does my punch tool have a high/low setting?
    • Can I still install OM1 or OM2 fiber?
    • When is InfoCOMM this year?
    • What is the OSD for Cat 8 cable?
    • How much does a RCDD make?
    • Does a PE make the same as a RCDD?
    • How do I become a trainer?
    • How deep does OSP fiber get buried?
    • Can I use D Rings to dress cables in TR?
    • Do I have to use a break out kit on OSP fiber?
    • How do I fix static on a phone line??
    • What is a radiating cable/DAS?
    • What is a start bit?
    • Please help identify this cable?
    • What is the difference between a TR & ER?
    • J-hook (open top carrier) spacing?
    • How many sheet of plywood in TR?
    • Pulling backbone top-down vs bottom up?
    • Can I put a hole in STI Firestop plug??
    • What does aught mean when describing 4/0?
    • What is a bridged tap?
    • What is the difference between a hot melt and 2 part epoxy fiber connector?
    • Tone generator vs office locator kit?
    • Can you use a pull box to change directions?
    • Why is a 5e patch cord bigger than 5e UTP cable?
    • Need help making a safety plan?
  • Is there a yearly subscription for the Telecom Standards?
  • If I can’t afford the TDMM is the ICT Pocket Guides a good start?
  • Why are HDMI cables directional?
  • Footage marking on cable don’t match test, Warranty issue?
  • Would you recommend a LSZH cable?
  • Why can’t you use an RJ45 coupler in a consolidation point?
  • What is the difference between insertion loss and attenuation?
  • What happened to Cat 7?
  • When connecting speakers with a drain wire should you connect to the negative terminal?
  • “Why does my cable fail when wired T568A but pass when wired T568B?
  • Whats new in the 14th edition of TDMM?
  • Customer wants spool testing, why it’s new cable, why?
  • What is Zone A ,B, and C?
  • What type connector for coax?
  • Help with fail caused by capacitance?
  • Tips for someone new in the industry?
  • Gloves while installing firestopping?
  • What books are on your desk?
  • Can I install OFNR inside innerduct in a ceiling?
  • What is the correct way to connect fiber to a pull string?
  • My carbon blocks are failing in my BEP, help!
  • What is the difference between RJ45 and 8P8C?
  • Why is there no Category 7?
  • What is the difference between dB and dBm?
  • What is MaBell
  • WIs a 1/4 inch fish tape better to fish ceilings (than 1/8 inch)
  • What is upcoming on the podcast.
  • What is a good resource for building budgets and proposals?
  • Is personal liability the same in bonding & grounding like firestopping?
  • How often is the RCDD exam revised?
  • Can you please explain PON?
  • What does IP 67 mean & how does it apply to me?
  • Why is paint on cable a code issue?
  • How proficient does a RCDD have to be in Autocad?
  • Problems with electricians installing TMGB (PBB)?
  • What is a decibel?
  • Dressing cable or randomization, which is better?
  • Why is my fishtape getting stuck midway down a wall?
  • How is a IDF different from a TR?
  • What is encircled flux in fiber cable?
  • How do you estimate cable for a bid?

  • Can you cover data center labeling?
  • How do you download videos?
  • What opportunities will be presented when I get my RCDD?
  • What are some good study tips for the RCDD exam?
  • Does armored fiber have to be installed inside innerduct?
  • Can a TR be placed in a bathroom?
  • How do you anchor a rack on a post tension floor?
  • What is balanced cable?
  • What is the difference between a MUTOA and CP?
  • Do I need a copy of the ANSI standards or is the TDMM enough?
  • Where can I get firestop training?
  • Can I bond my rack to the frame of a temporary construction trailer?
  • Do the standards require all patch cords to be the same length?
  • My cable is failing because of NEXT, what is it and how can I fix it?
  • I think the electricians are installing the cable tray wrong, what is right?
  • I have recently been laid off any my BICSI certification expires soon. What do I do?
  • Please explain fiber pair positioning
  • If I use anti static mats do I still need to bond my rack?
  • What is the difference between T568A and T568B?
  • How does cable pulling lubricant affect cable
  • Which is better snips or scissors?
  • What is the best route to get my RCDD?
  • Should I buy insulated or non-insulated tools?
  • What is 4X the OD of a cable and how does it affect cable performance?
  • Which is better Tier 1 or Tier 2 testing?
  • How do I make more money?

We liked this format so much that we will repeat it again next week.

Cable Topologies, Advantages and Disadvantages – Aired 12/3/2020. A 30 minute discussion cable topologies such as bus, ring, star, mesh, fixture centric, and node centric. We cover what they are and the advantages and disadvantages of each.


Ladder Safety: Stepping up your game. – Aired 11/19/2020. A 30 minute discussion on criteria to pick the right ladder, ladder safety, and inspection tip. I even throw in a couple funny stories (one is about my brother).


What is a Trunk Slammer and Why You Should Care. – Aired 11/12/2020. Join us with your favorite beverage as we launch Afterwork Live Chat where we tackle your ICT questions and concerns. This episode we are talking about Trunk Slammers, what they are, why you should avoid them, and tips on how to identify them.



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