I'm a brand new, first-time homeowner and I'm about to take on a fairly ambitious project - pulling coax and ethernet cable through the house. More specifically, through an attic of a single-story home.
However, to do the job the way I really want to, it is going to entail bringing the cabling down a single outside
wall of the house in the family room, which is about 10-12 feet tall. With a stud finder I have found at least two horizontal braces that I will have to drill through, which I understand is normal for "load-bearing" walls. The other (internal) walls have no cross members/insulation, so I figure that will (relatively) be a snap. But this outside wall is what I am worried about.
I see my only option as cutting two holes out of the drywall - at each cross brace - to be able to drill a hole through the 2x4 for the cabling. And I have never done this before!
Any advice before I do this? The wall is unfortunately textured, so that is my biggest fear (making it look right upon repair). But most "drywall repair" info I have found revolves around complete replacement (due to damage), so I think I have a huge advantage in that I am cutting out a perfect "replacement piece" when I do this.
Thanks for any advice or hints! And my fiancee comes back into town on Sunday evening (I saved this for her weekend away!)