The questions I am about to ask are general questions about pulling in new cable (whether it be electrical, coax, or data) through existing walls in a two-story home. The situation is I am attempting to run/pull some RG-6 cable (satellite dish hookup) from the attic to some second floor room connections and also down to the first floor living room area. The questions I have are these:
1)Are there any suggestions as to how to fish a pull line in existing drywall walls that have 2 x 4‚Äôs halfway up the wall (either used for either fire breaks or drywall nailing points, I‚Äôm not sure) all around the room? I would like to avoid any drywall work/repair, but if I have to go that route, I guess I‚Äôll have to.
2)Are there any electrical wiring ‚Äúgotchas‚Äù that I should be aware of?
3)A TV antenna was installed in the attic (city ordinance or building code requirements) when the house was first built 25 years ago. It has a coax cable (RG-56) that runs down to the first floor inside the walls. Are these cables usually tacked to studs like electrical wiring usually is or are they strung unsecured within the walls? I am thinking of using this as a pull line, if possible, to get down to the first floor.
As with any DIY project, good common sense is always something to go by, however, anyone out there who possesses more common sense and experience on the subject than I, and who may have some suggestions is someone I am eager to hear from.
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