Now that's an interesting thought. You have to envision the layout here:
It's a slightly oversized office, which contains my desk, the bookkeeper and
her file cabinets and fireproof safe, and the iSeries. The iSeries sits in
a corner with the UPS and my PC. There's about a one foot gap between them
and the wall, and no space to work in if (like the other day) one has to get
to the back of the units; all of the cables, etc., are piled in that 12"
space on the floor. Which is how I came to step on the power cable. Heck
when I have had to trace outlets and plugs, it gets a little tricky.

At my previous employer, even though we had a raised floor, we put both 520s
on a table. Before we did that, we noticed that one, which was sitting on
the floor, had to be vacuumed out regularly but the other one didn't so we
moved it to the table, too. Plus it was easier to get to when we did need
to work on it. Also I or my boss read something about microscopic particles
(forget the term now) getting into systems and grounding/shorting chips.

So it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a table (or a stack of pallets - which
would just set Pauline off!) to put the hardware on.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
When Enrico Caruso's wife ran off with another man in 1908, his comment was,
"It was the very thing I desired."
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:25 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Klutz

Make a raised floor? Run them all through a pallet? A subsection of
plywood supported on a few bricks?

They've still not buried the electricals from our well outside of work to
the building. But it's only a distance of one pallet from the building.
Which is what they placed on it to keep the lawn contractors from mowing it.

Our PC tech is very busy and he's good to me so I don't want to rock that
boat. However, when I see a "temporary" cable strung across the floor in a
room with a raised floor and an aerial cable management system I get a
little hot under the collar.

Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

From: "Jerry C. Adams" <midrange@xxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
Date: 05/03/2012 09:45 AM
Subject: RE: Klutz
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Actually wasn't planning to duct tape it; was however being facetious.
is I stepped on the plug's cable, and, if you could see all of the cables,
you would realize taping anything is out of the question. Boy, I miss the
raised floor from my last job! Heck, the I.T. department's floor space
there was larger than the entire floor space here, including the

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Benfords's Law: Numbers are far more likely to begin with "1" than any
digit. -EUI
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Luis Rodriguez
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:54 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Klutz


Don't anchor the plug to the UPS, duct tape over the cable, making it
to insert a foot under it...


Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert - eServer i5 iSeries

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