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I've got an old bungalow with a lot of *interesting* legacy work that I am trying to neaten up and put right. My current project is to tidy up some co-ax cables and possibly make a cable access for a natural gas back-up generator so cables can be run to the electrical box on the other side of the house.



Attached are two pictures of what I have got right now. The co-ax cable service is hooked up to an exterior splitter, from which there are two cables. One was passed into the house through a hole drilled in the sill plate. The other was passed through a bricked-up crawl access and mortared in place (really? WTF :vs_mad:). I'm planning to knock out the bricked area and pass that cable through the sill plate as well, then patch up the foundation wall so it doesn't look like it was done by a drunk. I basically want to do it neatly and as properly as possible (proper weather and critter proofing) through the sill plate.



Additionally, there is a gas T that goes through the sill in this area (seen in the photo) so if I decide to get a backup gas generator this area would be a convenient place to hook it up. However, my service panel is on the other side of the house, so I'd have to pass electrical cables through the sill as well. I have to get some quotes for the generator and the install, but I want to be able to have the power feeds properly routed and weatherized as well. I basically just want to know what sort of hardware is needed, how to install it, etc..


Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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first thing i would do is move that coax splitter inside the house, that way you only have one cable going through the wall,


if your unsure of your needs while repairing the wall, just put a couple of 1/2 inch or one inch PVC pipes through the wall and cap them off for now, so they are there for future,


you could use one of them for the Coax, maybe extend one of them to where your splitter is and run the coax inside it,


leave the other PVC for electrical later
 

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I have used PVC like post #2 said. For future use. I terminate it with a fitting that has a screw in plug. Later I discard the plug and use the pipe as a sleeve.
 
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