Installing a Cable TV Jack

 
You've probably seen cable TV installations where the bare coaxial cable simply enters a room via a crude hole drilled through the floor or a baseboard (maybe you've seen them in your own house!). They're functional but not too decorative. For a more finished and permanent installation, do the job right, and install a bona-fide wall jack.
 

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Step 1

Install two television-jack mounting brackets in the cutout Make a cutout opening 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches high at the television-jack location. Pull the cable through the opening, and install two television-jack mounting brackets or low voltage old work junction box in the cutout.
  

Step 2

Install two television-jack mounting brackets in the cutout Use an adjustable wrench or pliers to attach the cable F-connector to the back of the television jack. Then attach the jack to the wall by screwing it onto the mounting brackets.