How to Install TV Antenna Outlets


Coax cables bring television signals from your TV antenna to your television, plugging into the coax connector placed on the back of your television. You've probably seen installations in which a cable enters the room in a hole under the trim or through the floor. However, there's a better way to do the job. Install a TV antenna outlet wall jack for a cleaner, more professional look.

Things You'll Need

  • Utility knife
  • Cut-in electrical box
  • Coax cables
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Use a utility knife to slice through your sheet rock in the area where you will install the wall jack. Cut a hole that's 1.5 inches wide and 3.75 inches tall.

  • Slide a cut-in electrical box into the hole until all sides of the electrical box are inside the sheet rock. Two mounting brackets on the electrical box will stick out a little farther than the rest of the box because that's where you'll connect the outlet plate at the end of the process.

  • Pull the coax cable that runs to that room behind the wall through your electrical box. You don't need much slack, just enough to make a solid connection to the coax cable connector.

  • Attach the coax cable connector to the back of the wall jack with an adjustable wrench.

  • Connect the wall jack to the wall by screwing it into the mounting brackets on your cut-in electrical box.

  • Plug one end of a coax cable into the wall jack, and the other end of the coax connector into your television to send your TV antenna signal from the jack to your television.

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