Coax cable wiring

fanduJanuary 23, 2012

I tried searching but was unable to find anything.

I just got a condo and got comcast to come in and hook up the cable. Apparently the cable outlet near the TV is not active and the guy could not figure out. The only cable that was active was near the patio door which is on the opposite side of the room(I guess the previous owner hooked up the TV nearby). Here's a rough sketch I drew online:


Any ideas how to run the cable to the TV? I was not aware of this otherwise I would have run the wires when I changed the flooring. One idea is to run it along the baseboard since I haven't installed it yet. Any other suggestions?

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Here's the link again

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 9:45AM
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Personally, I'd call Comcast and tell them to send out somebody else who knows what they're doing.

The installer should have put a tone on the existing coax, traced it out, and located it - a pretty simple and standard procedure. If not, he should have fished a new feed.

Running it across the room is very unprofessional and a potential liability - resolving it should not be your problem.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 10:02PM
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I forcast very low odds of getting a wall fish or very much diagnostic time on the prewired cable, unless you apply a bit of monetary "encouragement".

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 6:53PM
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If you want a decent job, the cable guy is not the one to do it, they're not paid/cable co doesn't budget for anything less than a very basic job.

Cable co ran coax on the SURFACE on the front of my neighbour's house. You get what you pay for.

There are lots of clever ways you can retro cable wire. If the active outlet is on an outside wall, it's possible but not as easy. A media specialist or an alarm tech could do the job. Running under the baseboard is also a good option, you can either then fish it up into the wall, or install a baseboard outlet.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 1:33PM
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