Want faster internet, high-definition television, and modern telephone technology? Take a weekend following this guide, and enable your house for the future.
F-Connector Crimping Tool
RG-6 Coaxial cable
PVC conduit male adapters, 1.5 and 2-in
PVC conduit 2-in
low-voltage remodeling boxes
Make a Plan
Choose a place where there's easy access to the basement, attic, and/or crawlspace. Mark the places where outlets will be.
Mount the Panel
Cut Outlet Openings
Hold the remodeling box 12" above the floor, and trace the outside of it. Then cut the box out with the drywall saw. Then run the cable to the hole from the box, labeling the "in" and "out" sides of the cable on pieces of tape wrapped around. Also note the location where each cable is going (on the box)
Once the end of your cable(s) is marked, attach it to your fish tape, and start fishing it up the wall. (from the destination) Fish it up to the attic, then down to the distribution box. Leave about 3 extra feet of cable at the box.
Peel Back Insulation
Install the remodeling box, then cut an inch off the end of the wire with the electrician's scissors. Peel the insulation back about 4 inches. Then snip the insulation
Bend Wires in Place
Gently bend the wires in place. Work from the front to the back, and bend the wires in the sockets until you feel them snap.
Strip the Coaxial Cable
Use the stripper tool to take off about 5/8-in off the end, then assemble these parts onto the end of the cable. After pushing on the f-connector tightly, use the crimping tool to crimp it on. Then snip off the copper wire until it's 1/8-in past the f-connector.
Snap Cover Plate On
Screw the f-connectors into the f-jacks and tighten with a wrench. Then snap all into place in the cover plate, and screw the cover plate into the wall.
Ground the Panel
Connect a No.10 Ground Wire with a grounding screw to the bottom of the box and to the main ground line of the home service panel.