How To Install Cable Outlet – An option to drilling holes in floors and operating cables along the baseboards to your cable box is to install a cable outlet in your wall. A lot of new properties are built with these outlets currently in place, but older homes do not. Installing a cable outlet in your finished wall is a easy, 30-minute project.
Cut Hole in Wall
Set the electrical box you will use to property the cable outlet against the wall where you want to mount it. Trace about the bottom of the box with a pencil. Employing a drywall saw, push the pointed edge into the wall at the corner and then very carefully saw along the outline.
Set in Electrical Box
When the hole is reduce you can set the electrical box inside the hole. Fish the cable wire through to the hole and leave it hanging out a couple of inches. Push out the plastic tabs in the back of the box and thread the cable through. Slide the box inside the hole and safe with the mounting screws in the corners. When you turn them, small tabs will swing out and grab the drywall. As you screw them in they will get tighter creating for a strong installation.
Place Cover On
Connect the cable to the cable outlet cover and then screw into the box into the center of the face plate.