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Hi, could someone help me to trace a single cable on a building multi system as I'd like to add a stacker/destacker.
I live in an block with 90 apartments, each has a single cable (none of which are labelled with Apt. # ) going back to a central cupboard where the multi switches (guessing the correct term) are located. There are plenty of spare switch ports and some residents already have stacker/destackers connected. I've tried connecting a short F connector cable to the Sat connection on the wall plate connection (it also has TV/FM socket) and connecting this to an oscillator but cannot pick up a single at the central cupboard end.

Many thanks, Chris

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Hi Brian, thanks for the feedback and please don't think I doubt you but would like to ask the following. I've looked at my neighbours set-up and all that been done is an additional port has been connected to the stacker along with their original and then in the apartment the destacker has been fitted direct to the cable, bypassing the multi use face plate.

Cheers, Chris

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I should have added that what's really frustrating is that one floor has all the apartment #'s on them, but not mine unfortunatly. The other thing is that they not used one switch for any given floor,as the 3rd flr #'s are spread across all 6 switches, it's be easy if the were in order 'cause as mentioned next door is already done.

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Are right, ok thanks. The fact that people seem to use differant Aerial & Sat Co's here and the fact that nothing is marked up / evidence of connectivity docs in the riser would suggest that it's all a bit hit & miss to be honest hence just wanting to identify my cable.

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My reluctance in contacting the Man. Co. is that they charged my neighbour a whopping £300 for 5x1 metre lengths of WF100 & 10 F connector + stacker/destacker kit, which only cost £70 which = £200+ for labour the b*****ds

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I'm not looking to break, or do, anything wrong that's for sure and really understand why you're advising me to use the Man Co. Guess I need to save up for a few months and get them round I suppose, oh well.
Thanks again, Chris

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LOL - Spot on Brian which is why I asked the question, I'll start saving and then call the Highway Robbers in to do it.


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