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handy man88 08-29-2008 10:33 AM

Tips on Running Coax
Any tips on running coax from a living room on the first floor down to the basement? My basement is finished and I tried to poke coax through an AC vent, but am having the toughest time. This vent has flex ducting to the primary duct.

I tried taping the two coaxes together to make it a bit stiffer, tried running fish tape, etc. Not working.

I'm considering tying a string to a plastic bag and using my electric blower and trying to blow it down the vent into the main duct where I can hopefully reach it and then use the string to pull the coax through..

I'd rather not cut through drywall. It looked so simple at first.


handyman78 08-29-2008 12:03 PM

Fishing in finished spaces is a pain in most situations. Other than cutting the drywall and using the unforgiving fishtape, you might also want to try fish stix- fiberglass rods used for fishing wires. These are in the electrical section of home centers by Ideal, Greenlee or GB.

J. V. 08-29-2008 01:07 PM

Run it outside. Seriously.

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