Blog: Back to the shop floor! (part two)
Gordon Innocent, January 15, 2013
In part two of three blogs for AV, Gordon Innocent, Chairman of RGB Communications, goes back to the shop floor.
Wednesday 12th December
Arrived on site just after 9am raring to go.
Started with the high stuff first. Removed the cover of the wooden beams gap and got to work fitting the projector mount. Then ran the cables through the gap to the projector. Using the same gap we ran the speaker cables to the rear of the room. Drilled through the top sides of the beams to feed the speaker cables in.
Then we had an amusing time trying to work out where the speaker cables had gone. It turned out after finding a loft hatch in the next room, that they had both somehow found their way down the gap in the breeze block dividing wall!
By then, at 3pm, we knew that the conduit wasn’t going to turn up that day, it had been shipped to RGB and not, as requested, re-directed to site.
We also knew that the wall plate bits we had ordered were incomplete too. A little note in the box explained to us that they had a warehouse discrepancy resulting in one of the items (the HMDi plate adaptor) not being available. The note didn’t explain why all the bits on the despatch note weren’t there! The blanking face plates.
So, we decided to tidy up, go home and come back on Friday. By which time, bar the wall plate solution (which will mean another trip to site) we would have everything else we needed.
Thursday 13th December
At the office, collecting the rest of the trunking (which had finally arrived), and the other ‘bits’ we needed and then off to our Christmas do. Can’t drink too much or stay up late as off to finish the install first thing tomorrow! NB a second lot of trunking arrived at the office!