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House log - Electricians

September 23rd, 2020 - House(1 min)

The other day I got some pics withthe house with lights. The electricians rigged some fuses in the house and lights in the ceiling, so they’ll light up from the panel.

I went to visit the house today, to see if there’s more progress (I’m quite impatient to see the ethernet cables pulled). No luck.

I wrote a meesage to the electricians to ask them when they’ll pull the network cables so I can send them a specification for some sockets where they’re not at the standard location (they’re for wifi).

Imagine my surprise when the owner of the company (and the main person dealing with our site) told me that all cables are there, and then a rant about changing things in the middle of the work. I’ve asked for more details and I got a reply that and the network cable is ‘the green one’ from an angry person:

Le cat7 est le câble vert!!!!!!!!!!!

I have replied that the KNX wire is ‘the green cable’ and the network cable is ‘the orange one’ (like we discussed in the summer). The reply was epic:


I thought I’m going mad, so I went to the house. Lo and behold: the green cable was the KNX one. I went on to send an email describing hte current state of things, explaining like to a newbie (?) what about hte KNX (4 wires) and CAT7 (8 wires), with pictures where the network connections should have been placed in the house etc.

Now, the 1 million USD question is: would you trust an electrician who doesn’t know the difference between a KNX cable and an ethernet one? And doesn’t admit they don’t know? And they don’t even bother to check?


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