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Old 08-29-2008, 09:33 AM   #1
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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.


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Old 08-29-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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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.


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Old 08-29-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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Run it outside. Seriously.
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