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DIY advice wanted to add Sky Digibox to house

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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Firstly if anyone knows if any good DIY forums for stuff like this please post em.


My setup: Sky Minidish with quad lnb which I might upgrade that to a octo lnb in future, 3 feeds going to two rooms, two to one room, 1 to another room leaving 1 spare.

I want want to use the one spare one lnb to put a digibox in another room, the dish is v near the room.

What I think I need:

- Long drill bit to get through the wall
- coax cable with sat type screw connections 5meters will do
- crimper possibly to add the sat screw ons?
- interior wall hole cover, to cover the hole in the wall
- outside tacs to nail the wire to the outside wall

anything else you can think of...

Also where can I get this stuff?
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
A Ladder. You can borrow it after Ryouga is finished with it.
Was looking for stuff in B&Q the other day and they had the lot :thumbsup:
Not sur what quality the cable would be though, but they had a reel of 25m IIRC. Maplin would be another good place.
#2
Yeah, I have a ladder lol :)

This seems interesting:
http://www.brymar.co.uk/acatalog/Satellite_Installation_Kits_25.html

But some stuff is overpriced.

Also I have no idea what kind of drillbit I'll need for outside masonary/brickwork etc.
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schizoboy
Yeah, I have a ladder lol :)

This seems interesting:
http://www.brymar.co.uk/acatalog/Satellite_Installation_Kits_25.html

But some stuff is overpriced.

Also I have no idea what kind of drillbit I'll need for outside masonary/brickwork etc.


Schizo,

a long one, especially if your house has a standard 2 courses of bricks. Probably about 12-14mm diameter, depending on the cable thickness and at least 30cm long. Can I suggest SDS drill and masonary bit as they are more powerful than a standard hammer drill, just beware that they do tend to break out brickwork as they exit, so set the depth stop on the drill to just before it breaks out and then complete the hole from the opposite side.
#4
I have a standard, rather ancient but very reliable wired drill.

I was hoping to just get a drill bitthats toughened maybe?
30cm sounds right though I might go for a 35/40cm As I do have thick walls, would that standard drill break the brickwork/plaster? I've seen cable/bt/sky engineers do it from one side with their battery drills no problem...
#5
schizoboy
I have a standard, rather ancient but very reliable wired drill.

I was hoping to just get a drill bitthats toughened maybe?
30cm sounds right though I might go for a 35/40cm As I do have thick walls, would that standard drill break the brickwork/plaster? I've seen cable/bt/sky engineers do it from one side with their battery drills no problem...


Schiz,

very true mate, but they usually have very good quality high powered battery drills like makita, dewalt etc. A normal drill will do it, just that it can take a while, the SDS one's make it so much easier, if you have a mate with one, borrow it, otherwise just use your normal drill. Also depends on your brick type as well, where I live they used accrington brick and that apparently is one of the toughest bricks made. Best plan is to try it and see how you go.
One other thing for you is to have a look in the £1 shops as they sometimes do 3 long drill bits and if you only need it once then a £1 is not going to break the bank, even if you only get 1 use out of it, likes of B&Q etc charge about £10 or more for a long drill bit.

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