Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wiremold on-wall wire channel

Wiremold makes a nice, attractive line of surface-mount channels and boxes for adding wire to existing masonry structure, and so in preparation for a couple of different projects of this nature, I bought some.

Let me just state for the record that Wiremold's documentation is some of the worst I have ever seen in my life, and their Website was obviously built by moderately-trained monkeys in the 1990s. Their online catalog plays paper noises when you turn pages. No, seriously. And there's no entry at all on their site for the "On-Wall" line, even though they went to the trouble of registering the trademark. In fact, their entire site consists of an undifferentiated bucket of PDFs with some kind of AJAX-y search-ish functionality in a side bar, and the results it returns are essentially useless.

I finally found the only published instructions for how to use their channel system on page 11 of 17 of a sales brochure for home products, consisting of a single 2x3" box with four blurry pictures. It's like living in a Douglas Adams book.

So anyway, lousy documentation, pretty nifty series of products. I'm going to use them in a couple of places, like the lights I'm putting on the back staircase in the big house. (Yes, I actually started doing something in the big house this year. Amazing, ain't it?)


  1. You should read Vogon poetry to them.

    Perhaps they assume their products are self-explanatory? The four picture set seems to think that. It should win some kind of Darwin Award for tech writing.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

  2. Huh, tried to leave a comment the other day, but I don't see it. Anyway, you don't want to know what happened the last time the wolverines tried home improvement. *Otu shakes out plaster from his fur*

  3. Just a note to "Faizan" - stop spamming my blog. There are plenty of others you can abuse, since Blogger clearly doesn't block you after repeated deletion for abuse.

    If necessary, I'll write a bot to delete you without my needing to do it manually, but it would be easier if you just spam elsewhere.