I need to run nine RG6 cables from one end of the room to the middle of
the room where the flat panel TV is mounted on the wall. There is a
door opening in between so I plan to run it up the attic, over and back
down. Measured total cable distance is about twenty feet.
However there will be nine cables - five for component AV from DVD,
three from composite AV from VCR, and one from regular cable feed.
When they are "bunched" together it's pretty thick. My standard two
inch diameter wood drill bit will not fit this many cables. I am a
little concerned to drill a larger hole in the top plate. Should I
drill two 2" hole or get a larger bit for a larger hole for this
Nine coax cables won't fit in a 2" diameter hole...? I'd have thought
you'd get more than a dozen in there. Drilling two holes is fine and
will keep the cables further from the wall surface so they'll be less
likely to be hit by a stray nail or screw.
On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 09:45:09 -0800, MiamiCuse wrote:
Nine RG-6 cables will *EASILY* fit through a 2 inch hole. For that
matter, are you sure the VCR cables are RG-6, or just the old "RCA" cables
If you insist on them not fitting, go with 2 holes.
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OK let me clarify...sorry...I have a set of wood boring bits and the
largest size is 1.5" not too inches. I think it will not easily fit 9
Also the AV cables do not have to be RG6, but I have the cables and I
have the RCA connectors and I have the compression tools so I will be
using them to wire all my AV cables for this run since I can cut them
to precise lengths I needed.
And why would you need to fit them all (all connectors) through at
once? Put one end through at a time. That way, you never have more
than one connector in the hole at any time. You'd still need room for
9 cables, but only one connector.
And make sure you've identified the cables, so you know which end
connects to which end on the other side.
No, ones whereever a hole is needed but they are always on the small
side and always in the middle of the beam. In the OP's case, it isn't
even a beam, it is the top plate which will be two 2x4 or 2x6 on the
flat. I would not put one big hole there but two smaller ones. (1 or 1
?! I don't know what houses you look at/work on but I've seen things
that would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
Code requires you to reinforce the plates if the hole is more than 50%
of the depth of the plate.
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