Cutting the Cable

by Josh on November 8, 2009 · 4 comments

in Projects

As I mentioned in my last post, our family is proudly too cheap to pay for cable or satellite television. But the same can’t be said for my house’s previous owners. All along the side of the house is strung a cable TV wire that has been disconnected from the supply.  We have never used this cable, and now that I have installed new coaxial wire and a splitter in the basement, this cable is obsolete.

Sagging TV Cable

With a wire cutter and an adjustable pliers I worked my way along the wire run pulling cable staples from the mortar and rolling up the sagging cable.  This small little project only took about a half an hour, but it removed an annoying eyesore from the outside of the house and completed the transition to the new coaxial network and attic antenna inside.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Holyoke Home November 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm

We’ve got an entire ‘dish network’ system to remove…sigh. Congratulations for finishing the project!


Vinnie November 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

Congrats from another who is “proudly too cheap to pay for cable or satellite television”! When we purchased our home there were black cables all over one side of the white house and a big dish sticking out the side. Yuk! It sure looks better without them. I’m sure you’ll be happy that you removed them.


Sean @ Bungalow A GoGo November 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Go for you – Adios Cable! Recently we wanted to put another jack in a different room – the cable guy told me he would need to wrap my entire home with cable wires because he was not authorized to go under the house (on in the attic) to do it properly. Ridiculous! Obviously, we said no to his solution.


Sean @ Bungalow A GoGo November 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Oops – Good for you. 🙂


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