Tracing cable wires

Old 09-09-13, 05:44 AM
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Tracing cable wires

I have a few cable TV wires that begin in my basement and end up at some unknown place. There are some blocked-off outlets in my house, but I don't think any of the wiring underneath is consistent with a cable wire. Short of cutting into walls, is there a way to trace these wires?

Much obliged for any advice you can offer.
Old 09-09-13, 06:12 PM
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You can get an electronic circuit tracer kit. It has two modules, one which you clip to a wire and the other you hold in your hand and press up against the wall like a stud finder and it emits a tone when it is near the subject wire.
Old 09-09-13, 07:19 PM
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I would still start with the blanked off boxes. Who knows how they ran the cable.

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