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    SKY HD cables across a doorway problem

    This is a discussion on SKY HD cables across a doorway problem within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hello clever people My first post here so hoping my problem can be easily resolved. The wife and I moved ...

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      SKY HD cables across a doorway problem

      Hello clever people

      My first post here so hoping my problem can be easily resolved.

      The wife and I moved some furniture around yesterday which included moving the large flat screen TV with the million other cables from one side of the room to another.

      It made sense to move it all to maximise the space of our small lounge.

      The problem I have is that the two black SKY HD cables (coaxial?) cross over an open door way. At the moment they are taped up across the floor until I find a solution.

      I can't place them over the door frame due to the inability to bend the cable (it will break!). The previous owners put down a wooden floor so I don't know if going underneath is a possibility or not. I may get a flooring company down the road to come and take up a few pieces so I can see and then stick them back - I don't trust myself to do it

      I'm guessing I could also use some kind of ramp/boxing which isn't the most attractive thing in a house

      Please help me with ideas and suggestions.


      Thanks!
      Piley


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      Re: SKY HD cables across a doorway problem

      Cables don't normally break when going over a door frame, it don't look pretty, but should be fine as long as the bends radius isn't to small. 50mm radius bends or the curve of an orange is what the CAI recomends, but in practice, as long as you don't kink the cable, a smaller radius can be used. Is there a floor trim type threshold accross the doorway that could be lifted? Could the cables be re-routed to come from the other side of the property? It may be worth investigating.

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      Re: SKY HD cables across a doorway problem

      If it were me, I'd cut them into the wall and plaster over them. If it's a modern house, it's probably drywall, which you can practically cut with a knife.

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      Re: SKY HD cables across a doorway problem

      Hi all

      Thanks very much for the replies.

      I'm going to get a flooring company in down the road from my house to rip up a few pieces and see what space I have underneath. I'm hoping I can feed them underneath without any problems. Might be more expensive but I wan't them tidy, protected and out of sight as much as possible.

      Cheers
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