Installing Communication Wiring

Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level
  • Electrical tape
  • Drywall saw
  • Pliers
  • Spade bit, 3/4-in
  • Wrench set

You'll need the special wiring tools listed in "What Should I Buy." You'll also need a fish tape.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • PVC conduit male adapters, 1-1/2 and 2-in.
  • PVC conduit, 2-in.
  • PVC cement
  • Low-voltage remodeling boxes
  • Cable staples

Also see "What Should I Buy" for a list of materials.