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Stopping Air Infiltration at Cable / Phone Line Entry
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This is an entry point for cable TV coax, phone lines and a couple of grounds. They exit the basement of this home through a hole drilled in the foundation.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton Jan 29, 2011.


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David Eggleton replied to John Pitek's discussion Stopping Air Infiltration at Cable / Phone Line Entry
"With access like that, I'd try pushing into gaps appropriate lengths of wooden dowel of various diameters, to function like shims.  Clean and reversible.  If it doesn't work, pull them out and try another's suggestion."
Jan 29, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to John Pitek's discussion Stopping Air Infiltration at Cable / Phone Line Entry
"Gosh, that's a lot of wires.  If there weren't quite so many, I'd suggest making a foam gasket so that each wire passed through its own hole.   How about if you attached a zip tie to the bundle of wires on one side of the…"
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Stopping Air Infiltration at Cable / Phone Line Entry

This is an entry point for cable TV coax, phone lines and a couple of grounds. They exit the basement of this home through a hole drilled in the foundation.The air infiltration at this opening is significant. There is effectively a open path to the outside between every cable. If you flex the cables a bit you can see…See More
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