It sure would
be nice to have cable TV in that spare bedroom you've
converted into an office. But before you pay the cable guy
for coming to your house and
extending your cable run, see how you can spend an hour
doing it yourself. With the money you'll save, it'll be
like getting a month or two of free cable!
1. Install a signal
splitter where the entry cable connects to the indoor
TV cables, usually in the basement or another utility
area. Attach one end of the new coaxial cable to an
outlet nipple on the splitter. Splitters are available
with two, three, or four nipples to handle multiple
runs of new cable. Anchor the splitter to a framing
member with wallboard screws.
2. Run the coaxial cable
to the location of the new television jack. You'll
probably need to use a fish tape to snake the cable
through a finished wall. Just keep the new cable at
least 6 inches away from electrical wiring to avoid
signal interference. If you're lucky enough to be
working on new construction, just mark the floor so
you can find the cable easily after the walls are
finished (as shown).