How many holes should I drill for so many cables?


Old 12-05-05, 10:39 AM
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How many holes should I drill for so many cables?

I need to run nine RG6 cables from one end of the room to the middle of the room where the flat panel TV is mounted on the wall. There is a door opening in between so I plan to run it up the attic, over and back down. Measured total cable distance is about twenty feet.

However there will be nine cables - five for component AV from DVD, three from composite AV from VCR, and one from regular cable feed. When they are "bunched" together it's pretty thick. My standard two inch diameter wood drill bit will not fit this many cables. I am a little concerned to drill a larger hole in the top plate. Should I drill two 2" hole or get a larger bit for a larger hole for this purpose?


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Old 12-05-05, 06:28 PM
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I would do two holes about 3-4" apart and send one set down one hole and another set down the other to avoid mix up.

Hope that helps,

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