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Relocating cables

  • 24-10-2022 9:30am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,736 ✭✭✭

    I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place but feel free to move if not.

    I'm looking to relocate two cables in my house but am not sure where to start with it. There's three coax and two Cat 6 cables in the master bedroom. Only one of the coax cables is terminated and none of the Cat 6 are. I'd like to relocate one of each cable to the attic. The other end terminates in the utility room downstairs.

    How would this normally be done; do they go up into the attic and back down, or are they routed through the floor space? I haven't checked the attic yet because the insulation is so thick that I can't see the joists!


  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭mike_2009

    I would expect they are fished between the wall battons between the floors and don't route near the attic? You could use the existing cables to pull longer cable to the first floor and then fish them up in the attic and terminate them again at each end. The existing cables could be bridged but I'd prefer new to prevent issues if the join acts up?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,736 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    Thanks for that, appreciate the reply. You're right, if I can use the existing cables to pull through new ones, that would be a better option for sure.