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How to confirm coaxial wall plate is connected correctly?

I connected coaxial cable to a wall plate plug that connects a wire directly (does not use a terminator). After doing that, I did some connectivity testing from the back to the front, and I found ...
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Cable TV, Antenna, Coaxial - what is this thing?

I'm looking to add an OTA antenna to my home. Over the years, many different cable and dish installers have left thier mark on the home, prior to my ownership. In fact, a dish and all its cables are ...
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Can I use coax outlets for cable modem?

I recently moved into a home where each room has a coaxial wall plate. My ISP provides internet through a cable modem, where unfortunately the cable input is in a non-ideal location. Next to that ...
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How to see if a coax cable is able to receive Internet?

During construction works every cable in the house was cut off. The cable was only used for TV so far, but we want now also receive Internet by cable. Now we have a lose coax-cable (presumably from ...
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Can I drill into a wall's baseboard?

I need to run coaxial cable to another room and the original hole near the bottom of the wall got covered by a taller baseboard. Is it ok to drill through the baseboard? There's still a hole on the ...
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What is the antenna connection on a European TV called?

I am looking for the name of the cable that goes from a 4-way TV splitter (the Power pass out input) to the back of my TV, as mine has broken and needs replacing. This is to get my antenna and ...
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What is the strength of a TV signal at the antenna?

When understanding signal attenuation along a coaxial cable from an antenna to the television (e.g., signal loss from splitters, coaxial connections, etc), it's also important to understand what the ...
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52 volts on my cable demarc (House Side) to ground

The cable company demarc coax was burned and melted. New cable installed. Said the problem was bad house wiring. I checked all the plugs and all the lighting in the house. Found no real problem. Then ...
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Can dielectric grease be used in coax connections?

I have two coax cables that need to splice together. I am using waterproof F-type connectors but I was wondering if a dielectric grease where the two screw in to each other would be harmful (signal ...
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Getting Best Signal With RG6

I have recently "cut-the-cord" and have dropped my TV service through my provider, so the only need for a RG6 cable is my cable internet service. My set-up is that the "orange" cable that leads from ...
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Alternatives to testing coax cable

Several years ago, I wired coax cable connections to the main unit of my house and the basement apartment. The cable company ran two cables from an alley pole to the entry point on the house and I ...
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DVR burning out [closed]

I'm at a loss here. So Everytime I plug the Ethernet cable into my computer from the modem the DVR shorts out. Had the cable company out here and he said there's a lot of current on my coax. We ...
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Will water damage a spliced coaxial cable?

I have some R6 coaxial cable that runs from the alley underground and into my house to provide high speed internet and TV service. The line was cut by mistake while digging in the backyard. I've ...
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Valid number of Cat 6 + Coax cables for pipe conduit?

Here's some old wiring done in my absence as my parents could only monitor so much. Hate the use of Skinnier version on Flexi Pipe that won't allow any movement or pull once initial install is done. ...
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Possible causes of a loss of TV signal after reorganising masthead amp and splitter

I'm trying to diagnose an issue where my TV reports no terrestrial digital signal. Some background. I've been doing a lot of home renovation and general improvement to my house over the last few ...
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What Type of Coaxial is this?

I've been to at least 3 hardware stores trying to find a fitting that will work for this cable. I've had a hell of time getting an RG-6 compression fitting on here. RG-59 won't fit either. It looks ...
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Is it within code to run ent conduit into a junction box on the exterior of the home?

I am in the construction process for a new home. I asked the Low Voltage Contractor to run conduit to about 13 places inside the house. In addition to that I asked for a run to the exterior of the ...
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How should coax cable enter the house in a harsh climate?

In our house, coax cable comes from the utility in a rear alley, then is joined to a separate cable that enters the house on the second floor. Here's a photo: The black cable on the left comes from ...
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Coax directly to box vs. through face plate?

I am running new coax to reroute it so it doesn't run across my family room. I am curious what is the purpose of using a coax jack face plate instead of using a face plate with a flexible opening to ...
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Can I run data (e.g., for computer internet access) through my rg6 coaxial cable?

I want to be able to hook up computers in different rooms of my house directly to a connection in the wall rather than using wireless. I have rg6 cable runs (multiple runs) in every room. I'd rather ...
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Southwire M550 says coaxial cable is misfired and reversed?

Ever since I moved into my house the upstairs cable has not worked, so I recently I started looking into fixing the cable wiring and figuring out how its laid out in the house. I bought a Southwire ...
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DC pass cable splitter

So we have a direct tv satellite that we don’t use anymore. They left a dc pass cable splitter hooked up. Can we use that to hook up an outdoor antenna? Will we get shocked or something? Clearly we ...
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What do I need to provide the cable company with for grounding, when wiring my own house?

I'm planing to do my own electrical wiring for a new house, and the cable company needs something to attach their ground wire to when they mount the demarcation box. I'd like a clean looking install, ...
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Code for Buried Comms Cable

Are there any code requirements for buried communications cable (coax for TV/Internet)? Rockdale County, GA if it makes a difference. I have some jokers contractors at my house today who are supposed ...
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Is it possible to split off a neighbor's Comcast cable to provide service to my condo?

Comcast tech told my tenants that the coaxial cable within my condo was outdated & not adequate to provide good signal so it appears he installed a splitter from my neighbor's downstairs cable and ...
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How to run coax to 10 sites at RV park [closed]

I am building a small RV park that has only 10 spaces. I am thinking about running Coax cable to each spot to provide TV service. At first I will just be hooking it up to broadcast tv using an antenna,...
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Is it normal for coax cable to carry this much voltage?

I recently had a problem with my internet going out (cable). I went a few hours later to check if anything was loose on the box on top of the breaker panel. I opened it up and noticed cable coming ...
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Coaxial passive amplification

I have a passive uhf antenna, with a 1:2 splitter close to it, short run for tv1 is about 5 meters, long run for tv2 is about 15.I have 4 digital channels on my grid, and tv2 does not recieve enough ...
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Can an induction range cause interference in nearby Cat6 cables?

I am buying a home that is under construction. The developer installed the vertical Cat6 Ethernet and RG6 coaxial cable runs from the basement to the attic in the wall immediately behind where the ...
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How many of these items does the electrician put in?

Planning for a new construction. For the interior walls does the electrician: a. put in the orange tube for running future technology wires? b. wire for cat 6 Ethernet cabling for hard wire computer ...
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How can I combine a tv signal from the wall to an amplified antenna into my digital TV?

I am having a very difficult time receiving OTA DTV signals and want to combine a few different antennas. I purchased a splitter that actually combines different signals, and it works, but this is ...
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How can I locate a wall from a crawl space?

I am needing to add RG6 cabling to a bedroom that currently does not have an outlet. I have no problem connecting the RG6 to the splitter outside my home, feeding into my crawlspace and running the ...
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Ota antenna on cable coax with internet on line

Recently I had cable tv as well as internet coming into the home. I cut the cord regarding tv service but still want the internet feature. I want to hook up an antenna for tv. I hooked up an antenna ...
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Optimizing whole house coaxial distribution

I'm interested in optimizing my current coaxial splitter setup that was primarily done by Comcast on one of their service calls. During the first stage the coaxial cable from the cable provider is ...
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Fishing coaxial through two floors and foam insulated holes in fire block

I've got a bundle of coaxial cables running from the cable connection on the ground floor to the attic above the first floor - a distance of roughly 20 feet. Initially, I planned on using one of the ...
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Proper toner/probe use to track coax behind drywall

Where my cable comes into my new apartment there are a number of coax cables labelled with rooms that don't have outlets. I bought a toner and probe (Fluke Pro3000) to try to trace them in the walls, ...
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Mount amplified cable splitter in wall

Is mounting the PCT-MA2-P2 behind an interior wall a code violation? The power (15VDC 250mA) to the PCT-MA2-P2 is input via RG6 coax cable with F type connector. The media room on the second floor ...
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Find Hidden Problems with Coax Cable in Walls

I am not sure if this is the correct site for this question, so let me know if it needs to be moved. Through the coax network I have set up in my house I can't seem to propagate antenna signals for ...
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How to and what tools do I use to cable between 3 floors at my house.

What tools do I need and what techniques do I use to to cable a cable (coax) between 3 floors. Actually it's from my first floor of a two story home to the attic. I have searched and searched ...
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How many power cables can a coaxial cable cross?

I am running coax RG6Q to my FiOS box. I know to cross electrical cables perpendicular, but is there a limit to how many wires I can cross in a short area? See my picture: the coax is the black line ...
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Single device for digital to analog television signal conversion [closed]

Recently Time Warner Cable stated that for our area the transmission was going full digital and that individual converter boxes are needed for each television. (http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/...
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AC Voltage on Coaxial Cable (Cable TV)

I have an issue with my cable box (with DVR). Every morning it displays the word "Boot". I have to reboot it in order to restore cable service. I called the cable company (Comcast) and they came ...
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Why are most of my cable/coax wires disconnected?

I'm researching an ethernet-over-coax solution for my home. In my closet where all the cabling meet, all but two coax cables are disconnected. There are 14 cables altogether, with 12 cables entirely ...
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Coaxial connection seems to have switched polarity (on antenna/broadcast television)?

I get a great TV signal by touching the center wire of a coaxial cable to the threads of the wall connection. If I screw on the cable properly, there is no signal. What's happening and how do I ...
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Single connection 2+ cable devices with splitter

Can I split my incoming coaxial cable that is connected to just one account into two (or more) branches with each having its end device (e.g. one TV, one modem or both modem)? I currently use it just ...
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Cable amplifier repeater setup for best signal

I have a long run from the pole to my house, so the cable company installed a repeater. After doing some research I'm starting to see that I'm still not getting the full signal strength to my Main TV ...
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Can I bury RG6 in the same conduit as electric?

I am burying electric wire in a PVC conduit from my house to my shed, I want to run RG6 cable for cable TV also, can I run the RG6 in the same conduit as the electric wire? without any trouble or ...
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Interference with cable and electrical in same box

I'm finishing a basement and am running cable to 2 of the rooms in the basement. I would like to run the cable into a double gang box with the cable outlet on one side and an electrical receptacle on ...
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Cable in backyard

Found a cable in my backyard of a new house after raking the leaves. It is above ground for about 3 feet over some tree roots. It appears to be coaxial, but there are no markings on the jacket. The ...