Cable access hole

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Old Techo
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Cable access hole

Post by Old Techo » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:29 am

This won't suit everyone but I was tossing up between fitting cable joiners through the van wall or just making a hole. I decided upon the latter as it may have other access purposes.

I bought some plumbing bits from Bunnings to use as the hole device.

From the outside it looks like this, when plugged...
hole1.jpg
Unplugged, and perhaps I should have cleaned it up for the pic...
hole2.jpg
I made this plug (resting on my finger tip) from solid ally and fitted an 'O' ring for weather proofing. A large cork would also suffice...
hole3.jpg
On the inside it looks like this, just above the fridge, and is also capped...
hole4.jpg
The cap (removed here) is a standard plastic plumbing fitting...
hole5.jpg
The fittings are siliconed in place.

In use coax or other cables are poked through the hole and a bit of foam poked in the outside to keep rain/bugs out. This aspect is not very sophisticated but I expect will work. I thought of making a tiny verandah but couldn't be bothered.
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Re: Cable access hole

Post by A'van » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:05 pm

http://www.candm.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4371

I got one from CAMEC, i don't think they have them anymore.
I can put the TV cable and connector through, plug it up, when not in use.

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