How to Wire My House for Cable TV

Most cable television installers will include what they call "standard installation" when you sign up as a new customer. That actually means "any television we can access without breaking a sweat." If you need any wires run to your basement, or perhaps to a bedroom with an interior wall, you're looking at a pretty hefty charge. But it's not hard to do it yourself.

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Do-it-yourself cable television wiring

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Determine where your cable comes onto your property, which is called the main line. This will usually be near your power or water meter. You are looking for a coaxial wire that has a round metal screw end with a pin sticking out of the middle of it.

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Connect a splitter to the main line. Insert the pin from the end into the hole on the input end of your splitter. Tighten it in place by twisting the metal end.

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Determine where you want your cable hookups, then figure out the best route to run the wire.

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Drill a hole to run the wire inside. Determine where you want the wire coming through your wall, and drill a hole. Push the wire through the hole and run it to your television.

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Caulk the wire at the holes to seal it in place. Allow to dry, then caulk again.

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Repeat for all remaining televisions.