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Re: [K12OSN] OT building to building ethernet wiring



With the short runs that you are talking about here you could get the fiber
pre-terminated.  It may be easier and less expensive unless you know of someone
who can terminate fiber.



Quoting dale <dalen czexan net>:

> Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> >>Jim,
> >>	What is your opinion on splicing connectors on the end of fiber?  
> >>Is this something end users can now do, or is it still something 
> >>best left to a professional splicer?  Also FYI, I found a trendware 
> >>transciever for $62 http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?
> > 
> > sku=10333171&loc=101&sp=1
> > 
> >>Thanks,
> >>
> >>Dale
> > 
> > 
> > I have actually put a lot of fiber ends on our multi-mode around campus for
> 
> > both data and for our Dynacom/Safari video system.  I have done it enough
> to 
> > know that if you haven't done it before, don't plan on doing it much in the
> 
> > future, and don't have the equipment, just drop the money and have a 
> > professional do it.  It takes kind of a knack to get used to it.  I toasted
> 
> > a lot of hot melt connectors before I finally figured it out.  You need a
> 
> > tool to strip the shielding off down to the small .005" glass fiber (about
> 
> > the size of a strand of dark hair).  You need a kit to hold the hot melt 
> > connectors and heat them up while you insert the fiber.  After removing the
> 
> > tip from the heater and letting it cool you need to use an eye piece and 
> > carefully break the protruding glass off just out outside the porcelain tip
> 
> > of the connector.  Then with a couple grits of polishing cloth and a tip 
> > holder that keeps the porcelain perpendicular to the world you need to 
> > slowly polish the protruding glass fiber flush and clean.  You will need a
> 
> > magnification device with lighting shining on the tip to be sure you have a
> 
> > concentric set of perfect circles in the center part of the porcelain tip. 
> 
> > The smaller darker circle will be the glass and the outer circle will be
> the 
> > melt.  Maybe there are better ways to do this but this is how the kit I got
> 
> > ahold of works.  If your circles are oblong and/or rough/scratched you will
> 
> > have connectivity problems.  With that said I'll leave it up to you.  
> Jim and Petre,
> 	Thanks for the info.  I think I'll be leaving this to a professional.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Dale
> 
> 
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Jim Hays
Technology Director
Monticello CUSD#25
Monticello, IL  61856
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