The house has a cable behind the detached garage that connects into
the in-house cables. But my satellite dish is big and can't be placed
near the garage (besides, that area is partially blocked by another
house). I could use a long cable to connect the dish from its current
location to the cable behind the garage. But for now I pass the dish
cable into the house through the nearby window but the window can't be
fully closed. What's your suggestion?
From the inside, use a very small drill bit first to make sure you are
not hitting a stud. Likely to hit stud if you are at a corner of the
room, near an outlet, below the sides of a window, there's a stud(s)
below the window and may or may not be in the middle.
If you have base molding, take note of nail heads where it was nailed
into the stud.
Within a couple of inches of the floor you'll hit horizontal bottom plate
of wall frame.
One side of original construction outlets are nailed into a stud.
You'll catch insulation with the drill bit. Hopefully no wires.
I found that the best way to drill a hole from the interior to the
exterior is with a wire hanger.
Cut one end to a point with a set of diagonal cutters and chuck the
other end into your drill.
With patience, you can drill through concrete block, wood framing,
sheathing, siding, etc. Yes, you might get some "whipping" if the wire
isn't straight enough, but it will go through eventually.
Depending on whether I am more concerned with the final location on
the interior or exterior helps determine if I will drill from inside
the house or from the outside.
After drilling through with the hanger, I remove it from the chuck but
leave it in the wall. I go inside (or out), locate the other end and
if I am satisfied with the location, I will then enlarge the hole as
required. If I don't like the result, a little caulk will seal the
hole and I can start over.
I took mine, when I had a big dish, through a vent into the crawl
space then up through the floor behind the TV. Lacking a crawl space
the same could be done with the attic, but the to the TV would be more
complicated unless you don't mind a wire running down the wall.
Bust out the glasss with a brick just throw it through, or use a
hammer, or gun, use cardboard an duk tape to seel her good, or drill a
hole down low, or drill a hole and get an exterior mount jack plate,
an interior one and seal the hole with foam, so here you have the
hillbilly, hack, and proper way, pick what you like, or tape up yr
windo and be done.
Disregard Ransley, he is obviously having a worse than normal day.
Make a whole in some part of the house to bring the cable inside. Be
sure to use a drip loop to keep rain water from going into the hole.
Caulk the hole so that air and water and criters do not come in with
the cable. GET A NEIGHBOR WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE THINGS TO HELP YOU.
On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:57:39 -0800 (PST), "hr(bob) email@example.com"
No, Ransley's ideas are great! Using the gun would be the most
prudent method. One well placed bullet would provide the path to get
the cable to several rooms at once. Just make sure someone is at the
other end sighting you in...
Our Constitution needs to be used less as a shield
for the guilty and more as a sword for the victim.
. GET A NEIGHBOR WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE THINGS TO HELP YOU.
I keep seeing words to that effect on this group. What sort of time-warp
1950s neighborhoods do you all live in? I vaguely remember the
neighborhood dads shooting the breeze in the alley of the late-1950s
block we lived in, but haven't seen anything like that since. Based on
some of the DIY horrors I've seen in the areas I've lived since then,
they are the last people I would ask for advice.
If you have DISH NETWORK the extra receiver fees went up a LOT, as
much as 17 bucks per extra receiver, 5 buck discount per receiver
connected to phone line is no more.......
OP may not want dish anymore
Also - there should be a ground block where the coax enters the house,
and the ground block must connect to the house earthing system for the
power service. And likely a ground wire from the dish to the house
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