The field is history. I've seen fields hit by tap water turn green.Quote:>We recently had our 110 wall field get wet from a pipe leak. The
>water in the pipe contained a borax and alaklai solution for some
>purposes or another. The wall field has some major corrosion problems
>and we are back online. We will be replacing the entire field but are
>wondering if anyone else has experienced this situation and how much
>of a problem they had with corrosion. We would like to take the time
>to redesign the room and upgrade to CAT 5 hardware, but don't want
>to risk further disruptions due to continued corrosion.
>Has anyone dealt with this problem before and want to share how
>fast their cable plant went to hell in a hand basket.
We had a minor disaster a number of years ago when a sprinkler pipe
broke above a riser at the top of an office building. It was on a weekend
and no one realized what had happened untill the main floor got wet.
We dried everythig out as fast as possible (fans, dessicat, sprays etc).
Once the fields dried out things seemed fine but as time passed we had
nothing but trouble ie. high resistance grounds, intermittant opens etc.
One thing I found was that no matter how well you dry things up, water
soakes into every little crack, and stays there for weeks. It gets into the
spaces between the plastic body of a teminal strip and the metal connector.
Spray it with any type of cleaner you want, once the water gets in, nothing
gets it out untill it dries by itself.
CAT 5 will not let you get away with anything, Just a few transpositions
out of a pair will effect transmission, can you imagine a field full of
grounds and short circuits, not fun but good for overtime.