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Author Topic: RE: Coax "Window Jumper" Alternatives  (Read 703 times)
W0GLB
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« on: March 31, 2010, 01:21:36 PM »

I was faced with the same situation and came up with a handyman's solution that costs about $2-5, depending on if you have an appropriate size piece of wood around.  Cut a piece of 1X3 (1x2 would work also, but a little clumsier to work with) the length of the vertical height of your window--maybe 1/4" less. Scribe a centerline down the length, and space and drill appropriately sized holes to accomodate your coax starting a few inches from the bottom.  Then, rip the board along the centerline, bisecting the holes.  Drill a hole or two at top and bottom for drywall screws to pull the thing back together. Paint it white, or whatever your window trim color is. Get some self-adhesive foam weatherstripping (3/4" is a perfect fit) and run down both side surfaces, leaving a hole or gap to access the screws. Put the coax through the hole(s), snug the board tight with the drywall screws, set in the sliding window frame, and close the window up against the board, compressing the weatherstripping. A little silicone caulk around where the coax meets the board, and you'll have a neat and snug little job.

Good luck,
W0GLB Gordon
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