Replacing outdoor cameras through a stucco wall.


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Old 11-16-21, 04:16 PM
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Replacing outdoor cameras through a stucco wall.

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I am in the process of replacing surveillance cameras mounted outside my home. The current cameras i have are POE as are the replacement cameras. My current cameras are mounted on the wood framing under the roof and the cables run through the stucco wall. The previous installer placed the POE cable attachment behind the wall, and patched the stucco upon finishing. The question I have is how do i cut through the stucco without expanding the hole too much and also (more importantly) without damaging the wiring, so I can replace my cameras. I live in Arizona if it matters and the stucco is rough. I thank you for any and all help in advance.
 
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Old 11-16-21, 04:26 PM
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Not really following you.

Do you mean the installer passed the attached camera lead thru the wall and then stucco'ed it in place with the plug inside the house ?
 
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Yes. The power over ethernet attachment is inside the wall for security so it can't be easily detached and unplugged.
 
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Old 11-16-21, 04:41 PM
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Oh wow.... that wasn't the smartest thing to do.

Are you scrapping those cameras?
If you are.... cut the plug off and pull the cable outside.

If you aren't scrapping the cameras then you'll carefully have to chisel the stucco out around the cable.
 
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