I need to open a whole in my living room wall to pass some cables into
my bedroom. The diameter needs to be wide enough to fit a VGA monitor
Does anyone have any tips on how to open this and most importantly how
to close it without leaving marks in my rental-apartment wall?
Drill a hold a bout 1/2" diameter, then enlarge it enough to fit the
connector through. Using a sharp rod or long enough drill, push it straight
through to mark the other side. Then enlarge that hole. Push a length of
stiff wire or metal hanger through both holes, tape the cable to it, then
Patching will be fairly easy with some spackle. Do this in a corner just
above the baseboard to make it less visible.
side, insert a straight rigid something - skewers come in so handy, and
I always have some in the kitchen. Stick the end of the cable onto the
tip of the skewer and push it back through the wall.
I fished our cable through already existing in wall, through concrete
block, into living room, by pushing narrow plastic tubing (rigid)
through the wall, pushing cable into tubing, and then pushing the cable
back through. Tubing holds it straight.
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