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How To: TV Cable Wiring

TV Cable Wiring

Getting Started

Love your TV but not where it’s located? Here’s a simple way to relocate your TV without installing a new cable outlet. In just five easy steps, we’ll help you rearrange your TV viewing area and clean up your cable clutter.

Easily relocate a TV cable to another part of a room by attaching the cable to the room’s baseboard using the Arrow T25 Staple Gun and Arrow T25 Round Crown Staples. Don’t forget to grab a pair of gloves (optional) and safety goggles. State, local and municipal codes vary for home improvements depending upon your location, so please check before proceeding with your residential project.

You Will Need

Materials Needed

Other Materials

  • Coaxial cable: 20 foot pre-cut cable with male coax connectors in white to match the baseboard
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Start Repairing

Step 1

Begin by temporarily relocating the TV and its stand. Move all items away from the wall that will be in your path as you work. Remove the old cable from the wall. Consider using a cable in a color that blends with your baseboard; we replaced a black cable with white. Make sure the TV’s new location is near an electrical outlet.

Begin by temporarily relocating the TV and its stand. Move all items away from the wall that will be in your path as you work. Remove the old cable from the wall. Consider using a cable in a color that blends with your baseboard; we replaced a black cable with white. Make sure the TV’s new location is near an electrical outlet.

Step 2

Three measurements will help you determine the length of cable you require. Measure the distance from the cable outlet to the top of the baseboard. Measure along the baseboard to the point just below where the TV’s cable input will be located. Measure from the baseboard to the TV’s cable input connection.

Three measurements will help you determine the length of cable you require. Measure the distance from the cable outlet to the top of the baseboard. Measure along the baseboard to the point just below where the TV’s cable input will be located. Measure from the baseboard to the TV’s cable input connection.

Step 3

Trail the new cable down the wall until it reaches the top of the baseboard. Pull the cable so there is no slack, but be careful not to pull so hard that you rip the socket out of the drywall.

Trail the new cable down the wall until it reaches the top of the baseboard. Pull the cable so there is no slack, but be careful not to pull so hard that you rip the socket out of the drywall.

Step 4

Using the Arrow T25 staple gun and Arrow T25 crown staples, place the first staple where the cable wire meets the baseboard. Be careful not to puncture the cable with the staple. When stapling the cable, be sure that there is enough space on both sides of the cable for the staple to fasten to the baseboard.

Using the Arrow T25 staple gun and Arrow T25 crown staples, place the first staple where the cable wire meets the baseboard. Be careful not to puncture the cable with the staple. When stapling the cable, be sure that there is enough space on both sides of the cable for the staple to fasten to the baseboard.

Step 5

Continue to trail the cable along the top of the baseboard, placing a staple every 12 -16 inches until you reach the desired location.

Continue to trail the cable along the top of the baseboard, placing a staple every 12 -16 inches until you reach the desired location.

Step 6

Move the TV and stand to their new location. Place the cable behind the stand for a clean look. Now, reconnect the cable to the TV and enjoy your new television viewing area.

Move the TV and stand to their new location. Place the cable behind the stand for a clean look. Now, reconnect the cable to the TV and enjoy your new television viewing area.

Finished Product

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