10:01PM | 09/18/03
Member Since: 09/18/03
3 lifetime posts
I am in the process of installing Cat5, Coax, and speaker cable in the walls of our house that is going up. The drywall is not up so it is a good time to run the cables that we want. The question that I have is regarding the holes that I can drill through the studs to allow the cable to pass through. This would be very similar to how the electrical is run between the studs.(Example from this site: In the example, there are at least 2-3 holes through the studs to allow the cable to pass through.

At what point will this compromise the stability of the wall? Do I need to be concerned with what studs I put these holes in or is it structurally sound for me to pass through as many studs as I need?

Thank you,


05:22PM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
I used 3/4" greenfield when I ran mine. One advantage is if I ever have to replace something or add a new feature, I can snake it in without tearing open the walls. Just a thought.
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