How to install and run coax cables for a professional satellite TV installation. Installing outlets exterior wall penetration. RG6 cable runs for dish network whole home HD/DVR Hopper installation.
It’s important to have all the necessary tools to complete your installation.
High Frequency wall plates, dish network approved RG6 coax cable, single and duo folding clips, zip ties, drill, and impact driver for the hardy plank siding, silicon, plugs, ladders a 28foot and a little giant, effort
To tone out existing wires you need a coax mapper
Always run cables along the shadow lines to ensure the cables are not an eye sore
Install your outlets at the same height as your electrical sockets inside the room, drill from the inside out, I use the drill bit to measure from the floor to the middle of the electrical socket to find the drill hole. I then find a space where there are no studs, and drill from inside out. Do not drill unless you have checked to ensure that there is nothing on the other side of the wall and that you are on an exterior wall. Strip the coax back with the cable prep tool and feed it through the plug first, make sure it’s the right way and then through the bit. Pull from the inside and cut and put a fitting on it. Hook it to the wall plate and use screws from the folding clips to screw wall plate to the wall. From the outside silicon the plug stick it in the hole and run your coax down to under the board you are going to follow horizontally on the wall. Use clean lines but don’t bend the coax. Sharp 90 degree turns are not permitted.