As some of you have surely experienced, residential telecom installers can leave a thing or two to be desired when it comes to how they get the service into our homes.

A small project I've had in mind is to repair the extra holes in my home, and to do a better cable management job with all this coax. What do I need to repair the walls and organize this mess?

Note: I use separate providers for internet and TV

Incoming Incoming coax

Exterior Exterior coax

cable management "Cable management"

  • Organize is a vague term. Be more specific please. Are these holes in publicly visible spaces? Aug 8 '14 at 13:01
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    Regarding organization, this is in a closet. I only want to fix it because I like fixing things.
    – Elliott
    Aug 8 '14 at 13:23
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    This question might be useful How do I properly feed coax through an outside wall?. This answer is also helpful. They make modular wall plates with a variety of holes, that can accept a variety of ports. You'll need a 4 port plate for the first photo, and a six port plate for the other. Then you'll need modular F type connectors to plug into the plates.
    – Tester101
    Aug 8 '14 at 13:26
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    When you're putting ends on CATV cables, I recommend the crimp type ends. Yes they require a special crimp tool, but they are just way better than the twist-on type.
    – Tester101
    Aug 8 '14 at 13:29
  • This answer might be helpful if you're putting new ends on the cables.
    – Tester101
    Aug 8 '14 at 13:31