connecting RG59 and RG6

Old 02-21-07, 08:40 PM
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connecting RG59 and RG6

Is it okay to connect RG59 to RG6? The original RG59 comes in through a common wall and would be very difficult to run home runs. Some of the existing RG59 in the home is worn/deteriorated so I was going to run new RG6 from the outlet boxes up to the attic and splice into the RG59 where it enters the attic? Is this okay? They have cable service.
Old 02-21-07, 08:47 PM
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There might be an adapter for this but not sure. RG6 cable has a thicker center core then the RG59. You need RG6 to view Digital cable or Satelite. RG59 is ok for analog tv, and that's about it.

You can probably remove that RG59 and install RG6 by taping the RG6 cable to the end of the RG59, and pull the old RG59 out while you are putting in the RG6. Does that make sense?
Old 02-22-07, 05:32 AM
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as long as they both have f connectors no problem you can use a barrel connector to join them . the cable size doesn't matter the connectors sizes are the same

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