Originally Posted by Mr.Tim
The white (or they look white) cables about 2 feet from the beam, stapled across the bottom of the joists. If it's FIOS or data cable, all is well
Yes those are Fios and Cablevision so I am all set. They are attached via zip ties (the ones with the screw hole for securing) The one picture in front of the Stop Sign Soffit with the wire nutted Romex is my ghetto junction box. All that wiring is coming down, in there for now so I have some lighting.
Originally Posted by Dennis Erskine
Do you have photos showing the Fios/Cablevision cables prior to your "cleaning up" their sloppy work? I hope you do.
There are 3 stages to Fios/Cablevision mess. The 3 sets of cables are for the 3 townhomes conncected to mine
Stage 1 is when I first moved in they were literally hanging down the center of my basement. I don't recall if I have this picture but when Fios came to install my service they apologized for the mess and "cleaned it as best he could" Stage 2 is where they cleaned it up but this was essentially strapping them to the ceiling joists about a foot over from where I have them now. This I'm pretty confident I have a picture of.
Stage 3 is where I have them now, I moved them over a foot because it is a straight shot to my neighbors units without unnecessary turns as was the "cleaned up version" of Stage 2. Fios/Cablevision were not smart enough to bore the holes between units in the corner or somewhere inconspicuous but instead they went about 2' to 2 1/2' off the support beam.
I've been in the other 5 end units in my development and it seems like whoever ran the cable was just lazy and happened to be REALLY lazy when he/she did mine. I'm pretty meticulous about my work and this has been driving me crazy for quite a while. In addition they did a good number on the TJI to get the cables in from the outside. I don't know how the building inspector passed it but they cut about a 2" vertical by 15" horizontal opening in the lower 1/3rd of the TJI
Even worse opening in my neighbors home
Well now that I am a little flustered thinking about the whole thing here is the picture AFTER Fios cleaned up the wires.
Not bad but you can see the 45* turn near the end. I just straightened it out. The 2nd pic with the "excess" I just placed in my neighbors home. They don't have a basement and it is crawlspace from my understanding.