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Old 08-24-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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I want to install a new coax line from the outside to the inside of my house. I am doing it behind my TV which is in a niche that is located directly over my gas fireplace. The niche and fireplace are in a bump out on the back side of the house. It is drywall, 2x4 studs, and vinyl siding. I assume there is a vapor barrier, fiberglass batt insulation, and housewrap.

My question is, what is the best way to go about doing this? I have made sure there is no electrical, gas, or plumbing lines. Should I just drill a hole to the outside? I was thinking I would remove siding and get the coax out and run it behind the siding. I figured I would cut a hole in the drywall and put in a box for the coax outlet. My main concern is the actual drilling of the hole - any concerns I should have? Also, how should I go about sealing things back up?

Thanks in advance for any input.

I put this in electrical but it isn't getting any answers...I guess it is more suited for carpenters anyway.

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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If you have a basement or crawl space, I would go that way. Punching a hole through the wall always smells of a hack job, and shows sloppiness.


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Old 08-25-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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If you want to go through the wall to the outside, then buy an installers bit. Bits come in 1/2 and 3/8. You drill from the inside to the outside. One the bit is through, dont remove it. There is a hole in the end of the bit. Strip back the coax and attach it to the bit, then pull the bit and the coax through the wall.
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