How to split coax cable "INSIDE" a junction box?

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Old 11-12-05, 12:40 PM
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How to split coax cable "INSIDE" a junction box?

I have a cable feed that comes down the wall into a junction box.

Inside the junction box now I have a Cat5 cable, and four speaker cables and a coax cable. They are pretty cramped in there and I used a 12 (6x2) port moular face plate. The four speaker lines occupied 8 ports, the coax one more, the cat5 one more, so a total of 10 ports are used and two blank ports.

Initially I had the coax cable feed into the VCR then from VCR another coax run to TV. I would like to feed directly into the TV and VCR (since it makes a difference in quality). I want to also be able to record TV programs.

The easiest way to do this without having to run another coax wire back to the attic is to split the signal. I have a good quality 2 to 1 splitter. The question is, I want to avoid attaching the splitter to the current coax port then run two cables. I would prefer to use one more port and have two coax cable outlets.

To do this I have to squeeze the splitter into the box and have two have short cable run from the splitter to the port inside the box. The wires will need to be bent and I don't think there is a way to do this with the room that is available. I am not sure it's a good idea to have a coax cable 1" in length and twisted and bent?

Any idea how to solve this problem?

MC
 
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Old 11-12-05, 05:39 PM
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You don't actually need a box for those cable. You only need a face plate mounted to a cover plate mounting bracket like this. They also come in metal.

http://www.b-line.com/whatsnew/wn_205.asp
 
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Old 11-13-05, 09:45 AM
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Thanks! I think this is what I need. I hope they have double gang plates - I am sure they do this will solve all my problems I just need to "push the insulation" back a bit and will have plenty of room.

Thanks again JoeD.

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