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Old 01-28-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Running TV Cable from Garage to upstairs


When I moved in the house there was cable running from the finished garage to the upstairs office. all that was done was a hole drilled into the drywall ceiling in the garage thru the subfloor and carpet in the room above about 3 inches from the wall? I am re-carpeting and would like to move the cable to a wall outlet.

If I have this right can't I just drill another hole thru the drywall ceiling in the garage 4.5 inches closer to the wall which should go through the bottom plate. Then install a remodle box in the drywall and pull the cable thru that and install one of thoe cable plate over the box?

Sound easy but have never done this before.

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I think I would cut the hole in the wall for the box first. Then you could use a long bit go from above through the hole.
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How do you plan to fire seal the hole in the garage ceiling ? (existing and new)
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How do you plan to fire seal the hole in the garage ceiling ? (existing and new)
Didn't think of that. How is that done?
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Assuming the hole is not huge, a fire barrier caulk would work. I would use 3M Fire Barrier CP 25WB Caulk or an equivalent.

While I had it in hand, I would look for other penetrations of that ceiling or the shared house wall and caulk those as well. It can be surprising how many of the penetrations are not properly sealed.
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Actually since this box will need to be used for television cable you don't even have to use a true electrical box, you can just use a low-voltage frame like this: http://www.lowes.com/pd_132831-295-5...box&facetInfo==
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Didn't think of that. How is that done?
there's also the fire rated foam in can (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STU...7?N=5yc1vZbaxj)
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Try putting a match to Great Stuff Fireblock.
Its ignition temp is 240 Degrees.

Here is an article on it.
http://forums.finehomebuilding.com/b...lock-watch-out

It will NOT maintain the rating on a fire wall or ceiling.

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