How to Wire Time Warner Cable

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So you want to know how to wire Time Warner cable. Cable installers can be quite expensive and sometimes touch to schedule or deal with. If you can locate where you cable comes into the house, you can do it yourself in just a few hours.

Things You'll Need

  • High-grade coaxial wire
  • Coaxial splitters
  • Drill
  • Masonry bit
  • Caulk

Be your own installer

  • Locate where the cable reaches your house. Simply search around the exterior of your home for a wire with a coaxial end. It might be coming out of the ground or off a power pole. It's also likely to be near your power meter or exterior power source.

  • Choose your installation points. Figure out which rooms you want your televisions to be in and also exactly where in the room. Then determine where on the outside of your home these spots are.

  • Install the splitter. Choose a splitter that will split the signal to as many televisions as you need. For instance, if you have three televisions, you will need a splitter with three ends. Screw the main cable wire to the side with a single port.

  • Run your wires. Attach a wire to one of the ends on the other side of the splitter, and run it to one of your television locations. Take care to tuck the wire underneath your siding, or figure out where you plan to bury it. Leave 5 feet or so on the end for running it into the house. Repeat with the other wires.

  • Drill your holes. From the inside of your home, drill through the dry wall and then through the exterior wall. Thread the wire through the wall, then connect to your cable box or television. Repeat with the other wires.

  • Caulk your holes. Once you have run your wires, use your caulk to fill in the area around the holes. Use as much as you need to ensure a snug fit.

Tips & Warnings

  • Choose a masonry bit that will (a) go through your exterior and interior wall and (b) is only slightly wider than your wire.
  • Seal your holes well. If not, this will be an inlet for rodents and insects.

References

  • Personal experience
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