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    Default LF: sopmeone to run Coax cable from attic to basement

    Hey guys, title pretty much says it all. Looking to get a coax cable run from my attic down to my basement for an over the air antenna. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on companies or people with the right tools?

    Thanks!

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    You could probably do that one yourself if you use FT6 plenum rated coax. FT6 meaning safe to use along cold air return ducts, which will usually get you all the way from basement to floor just under attic with relative ease. Then its just a matter of carefully making a hole into the attic, or dropping the line from the attic to start with.

    Realistically though, attic installation is not always necessary. Outdoor might actually be preferred. If you do outside remember to leave a drip loop when it rains.
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    Look up satellite dish installers on Kijiji. These guys install coax for dishes and it's no different than coax for OTA.

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    It's pretty easy to do yourself and you can rent wire fish tapes at Home Depot or buy them for next to nothing :

    https://www.amazon.ca/56005-25-Feet-...00182201&psc=1


    When I lived downtown, my antenna worked from behind my TV, and was a bit better over by the window - you may not need to go to nearly this much effort. If you don't already, get a powered/boosted antenna and you might be surprised how little you have to do to get the free HD channels with uncompressed audio.
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    How old is the house?

    In the newer homes, not sure what year there is typically some ABS/plastic piping that will go all the way from the attic to the basement that you can run everything through. Depending on how smart the builder was this could be a straight drop from attic to basement, unfortunately in my place, the builder decided to put in 3 90 degree corners so it was a PITA to run anything down through the piping and I ended up taking the ceiling out of the pantry to figure out why shit wasn't working.

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    My cousin is a Journeyman electrician, he runs an electrical company and I can 100% vouch for him and his work.

    call 403-975-0573 or email [email protected] for any and all electrical work from pulling wire for your work in progress, renovations, etc.

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