Count the Screws
This week I’m doing network cabling in our new building, which is due to open in September. While my deep-seated mistrust of contractors meant that I wouldn’t let the project manager use our electrical contractors for the job, we did ask them to to the conduits and containment for the cabling, since some of it is shared with the electrics via compartmented trunking.
Here’s a quick test for you: how many screws have the contractors used to secure this backbox to the wall?
If you answered ZERO, you are correct! There are no screws holding this backbox on (the brass screw at the top-right is only to secure an earthing wire). The only reason it isn’t on the floor is the loosely coupled metal tubing that feeds into it. Metal tubing that had no draw wire, I might add.
I expect this to be only the first of many demonstrations of why we didn’t let them do the whole job.