Cabling Icon Round 3 – Dropping Cable Down Wall with David Mayhew

Watch David Mayhew’s Round 3 entry to Cabling Icon on dropping cable down a wall.

Details of David’s entry to Round 3 – Dropping Cable Down Wall
For this round, contestants selected to move on from Round 2 will submit a video of them dropping cable down a wall in 2 minutes or less.

Completed task will result in:

  • Penetration in wall top plate to accommodate communication cable
  • The installation of protective material, such as a grommet, to protect the communication cable being dropped down the wall
  • Penetration in the drywall for a standard outlet height hole to accommodate the installation of an outlet mounting plate
  • Cable being installed in wall and protruding out of the mounting plate


  • Cable- you may use any type of communication cable, such as 4 pair UTP, duplex multimode optic fiber, coax, etc.
  • Grommet or other type of cable protection
  • Outlet mounting plate


  • It’s up to the tech to determine what will get this job done quickly and professionally.

Wall Type

  • Standard 8 foot or taller
  • Drywall on both sides
  • Insulated or non-insulated
  • Cable is not to be installed in any type of conduit

What will the Judges be looking for?

  • Installation techniques, organizational skills, and ingenuity used to accomplish each step in the task
  • Completion of task within 2 minutes or less
  • Straightness of the mounting plate
  • Cleanliness upon completion of the task

About Cabling Icon

Cabling Icon was developed by the Concert Technologies team as the industry’s first entirely interactive contest to find the world’s best low voltage installer or technician. The goal of the competition is to increase awareness of the low voltage cabling industry, camaraderie among installers/technicians and increase the opportunity for education and career advancement in the low voltage cabling industry. With a series of rounds demonstrating different skills and the guidance of a panel of judges, the Cabling Icon Contest recognizes the skills, knowledge and hard work of the field techs. For someone just starting out in the low voltage cabling industry, Cabling Icon provides the opportunity for training and professional growth for those who believe they possess the skills and talent to complete the contest challenges and impress the judges.

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