Pull then label, one at a time. If you label first good chance label get ripped off. If you pull and label one at a time it makes it easier to not mix up one run for another.going to use p touch as have them at work and can borrow.
do you label all the cables with p touch prior to pulling them or temp label them, then pull, then label with p touch? thanks
I meant as in run lol. One channel at a time I have been on the other end with 3 or 4 sets of cable poking out trying to figure out which one went to what, in my case it was HDMI cables lolIf you mean as in run, then one at a time is fine, if you mean pull as in conduit, I would do them all at once.
You can always tone out any ones you are confused on.
But what if your pulling a few cable to one location? You wouldn't pull one at a time, correct?Pull then label, one at a time. If you label first good chance label get ripped off. If you pull and label one at a time it makes it easier to not mix up one run for another.
Sometimes.You wouldn't pull one at a time, correct?
I would cause Im a dummy and would forget which cable is which lol. I mean if you mark them with like a sharpie or something first you should be fine and then attach labels afterwards. Im just forgetful I was running 5 identical HDMI cables from various sources to my AVR and had to double and triple check which was which and that was only running 6 or so feet. But when you have a mess of cables all in the same small area it's easy to mix them up.But what if your pulling a few cable to one location? You wouldn't pull one at a time, correct?
I use a Brady BMP-21 Plus with 3/4" Nylon tape for all of my cable labeling.
Printer is about $100 and 20+ft roll of tape which does about 250 labels is $20 online.
If we are doing a large project with more than 200 pull I pre print them with a zebra thermal printer on sheets and go from there.
Another popular on for DIY is to use Ideal wire labels you can get in the electrical section of Home Depot or Lowes and keep a legend on what goes to what.
Last if I have nothing else I will use some white or red electrical tape and write on it with a sharpie.
Just tape your wiring diagram up on the wall next to your rack. Maybe the new owner will take note before taking the diagram down. You will have done a kindness whether or not it is understoodWhen I wired my place up, I made a nice diagram of the whole thing, I hope the next owner appreciate it (no he won't, he just wants a new kitchen, a new bath blah-blah), 'cuz when I bought my first house, naively asked the realtor, where can I find where these wires go, is this information archived in city hall? nope-nope-nope and nope.