I need to run a hose through the floor of my bedroom closet. Because
the second floor overhangs the first floor by more than a foot, the hole
will lead to the outside. The co-ax for the cable TV comes into the
house in this way.
1) Assuming the outside diameter of the hose is 5/16" and the drill bit
is 5/16", on a scale from 0 to 10, how likely is it that insects,
vermin, or demons will get into the house in the space surrounding the
hose? (If I have the OD wrong here, I'll still use the right sized
I can't caulk the outside for a few weeks, and iiuc it's not worth
trying to caulk the inside, which has carpeting and then plywood,
because even if that keeps the creepy crawlies out of my bedroom it
wouldn't keep them out of the space between the outside and the inside.
2) Also, any reason why I can't drill out from the inside, rather than
drilling in from the outside? Normally I would say that the first is
much safer, but since the co-ax is already there, it's easy to to
position the new hole from either the inside or the outisde.
As an aside, when last fall I removed the ivy I used to have growing up
the front of my house, I was forced to remove the screen from the
upstairs window at the front of the house (my bedroom is in the back).
It's always been very diffiicult to remove or replace that screen and I
couldnt' get it back in, so the window has been open about 10 inches
ever since April or May and I haven't seen a single insect in the house,
not even in that room. Even I don't see how this is possible, but
that's how it is.