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docspencer
Re: Help with coax to TVs

Thanks to kentvw and college student, I went to my local Ace and bought a bad larry. 54" X 3/8. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the box in the wall, fed the auger into the hole and drilled down. In no time at all I was through the baseplate and subflooring and into the basement. I will do the same with the TV in the greatroom, although this wall is at the back of a built-in cabinet so the 54" will come in handy.

Again, thanks for the tip - this tool rocks - and it saved me paying the antenna install guy $300 to do this.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Help with coax to TVs
docspencer wrote:

Thanks to kentvw and college student, I went to my local Ace and bought a bad larry. 54" X 3/8. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the box in the wall, fed the auger into the hole and drilled down. In no time at all I was through the baseplate and subflooring and into the basement. I will do the same with the TV in the greatroom, although this wall is at the back of a built-in cabinet so the 54" will come in handy.

Again, thanks for the tip - this tool rocks - and it saved me paying the antenna install guy $300 to do this.

Good to hear....:):)

David
Re: Help with coax to TVs
docspencer wrote:

Thanks to kentvw and college student, I went to my local Ace and bought a bad larry. 54" X 3/8. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the box in the wall, fed the auger into the hole and drilled down. In no time at all I was through the baseplate and subflooring and into the basement. I will do the same with the TV in the greatroom, although this wall is at the back of a built-in cabinet so the 54" will come in handy.

Again, thanks for the tip - this tool rocks - and it saved me paying the antenna install guy $300 to do this.

Good to hear it went as planned and if you use it more than once it's already paid for itself! I wonder where 'Bad Larry' comes from, I just know it as a flexbit.

A. Spruce
Re: Help with coax to TVs
docspencer wrote:

Again, thanks for the tip - this tool rocks - and it saved me paying the antenna install guy $300 to do this.

Not only did you save yourself some money, the cable guy wouldn't have installed the cables in the walls, they'd have surface run them wherever they could and drilled through the wall or floor to bring it to the location needed.

kentvw
Re: Help with coax to TVs

Oh, good to hear it worked out.

Where do I send my consulting fee bill?

lol.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Help with coax to TVs
kentvw wrote:

Oh, good to hear it worked out.

Where do I send my consulting fee bill?

lol.

Your bill would first have to be approved by the purchasing department headed by Blue.:eek:

Jack

docspencer
Re: Help with coax to TVs

hey, I figured you guys would put this on my tab :)

As it turns out, I went a bit too small on the bit - tried to get by with a 3/8 and should have bought at least a 9/16. bought the small one to save myself a trip across town the the HD. It meant I had to drill up from the basement with a larger spade bit so the coax with string and duck tape would fit. Minor snag, though. It's ready for the antenna guy next week - just in time for some of the new shows!

If anyone knows where the name "bad larry" comes from - I'd love to know. :)

once again, Thanks to you all!

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