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Self installation question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by booboo, May 10, 2014.

  1. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    I know there are a lot of installers on this forum. I've gotten everything ready to be moved in my house. I need to re-route my coax. My question is, what length drill bit do they usually use to put a hole in the floor of a mobile home? There is no way I can justify paying D $50 to just drill one hole and move a coax. Bellow is a picture of what I've done so far. Please hold back the tv over the fire place comments. I'm putting it there because it's the best spot in our living room for my tv. No other reason. ImageUploadedByDBSTalk1399758581.995829.jpg


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  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    installers use 3/8 18 inches long for a single coax hole. of course the length in your case is meaningless
     
  3. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    The coax is coming from the closet behind the black wall. Up from the floor run out the wall behind the mount. So yes the drill bit length is exactly what I asked for and needed.


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  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    then as I said, 18 inches or a foot and a half, which ever way you like better :D
     
  5. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    I'm sorry I read my post again. It sounded like a smart a** remark. Didn't mean for it to. I apologize. Thank you for your help!


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  6. samrs

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    In a mobile home look at the vents in the floor (line them up) don't drill there. Use a short drill bit, as soon as it breaks through the floor stop. Water lines can be pretty close.
     
  7. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind.


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  8. trh

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    I know you asked to hold back comments on the location, but how hot will it get where the TV is going to be mounted?
     
  9. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    I don't use the fire place. We rent and it's gas. We use electric heaters because my wife and my step daughter dry out severely (nose bleeds and dry mouth area) with gas heat burning. Plus I've never cared for gas heat.


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  10. inkahauts

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    Then I'd just say mount it as low as you can and away ya go! I know someone who once was in a similar situation I never using the fireplace and just bought a piece of furniture and put it in front of it with the tv and just hid the dang thing away.

    All i can add to the drilling is make ire you are drilling in places that make sense or their not to be any electrical or gas lines. An if you are not positive turn off the breakers in the area. Lol
     
  11. JosephB

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    Are you sure that mantle is going to hold your TV? How big is the TV? That looks like a disaster waiting to happen.
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Unless his tv is old I'm sure he will be fine. Most tvs today weigh less than a good mirror.
     
  13. booboo

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    I had my 9 year old do a pull up on it. My tv is less than 2 years old. It's a 42 inch LG LED. The mantle I took down weighs more than my tv. It has 2 bolts 5 inches long holding down a 2X6. The tv mount itself is attached to the 2X6 with 6 screws supplied by the mount manufacture. I just want to say I appreciate everyone's opinion. This forum has been a great help to me.


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  14. west99999

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    I trust the strength of the mantle for your TV but I don't think the 9 year old is a good test for it. What does he weigh like 50-60 lbs?
     
  15. peds48

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    c'mon, have you seen a "newer" LED TV weight more than a few pounds....
     
  16. HerntDawg

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    I used a 5/8 butterfly then used 8 ga solid to fish it through when I wired my mob back it '98, you just have to be sure where you are drilling, without distractions.
     

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