I am wanting to replace the old cable wiring that is in our 10 year
home with rg-6 cable (now recommended). Does anyone know the easiest
way to do this? Would ot be possible to connect the new rg-6 to the
old cable at the outlet area and then go to the attic and pull the old
cable through the wall with the rg-6 connected?
Also is there now something better than rg-6 for cable/satellite tv?
Any help would be apprecated.
Two things. First, go with the RG6 Quad Shield. Second, if the current cable
was installed when the home was built, it was probably stapled to the stud,
so you won't be able to pull it. And, you may have spots where it is run
thru the walls instead of all from the topcaps, unless you have already
I assume you have verified you do not have RG6 already? My home is 9 years
old, and the existing cable is RG6.
Now, shameless plug, I am in Wylie, TX (Dallas area) and do that kind of
stuff for a living, if you are interested. Feel free to contact me with
questions if you want.
Better cable, yes, but not as easy to work with for home use. RG-6 will
be adequate for the runs you will find inside a house, as long as TV is
all you want.
However, consider pulling a composite cable that is both quad shielded
RG-6 and Cat5e twisted pair. You can find a jacketed cable that is a
combo of two RG6Q and two 4-pair (16 conductor) Cat5e cables. That will
give you a telephone outlet and high bandwidth network connection every
place you pull cable, plus the ability to install intercoms, automated
house control systems or run high impedance audio signals to remote
It takes a little planning. You want your TV distribution amplifiers,
telephone terminal block, network hub and audio distribution amplifier
set up at a common hub. That may require changing your cable layout.
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