How to Install TV Antenna Outlets

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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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