Setting up a,”drop”.

First added a new Fit-in and grumel to the coaxial cable.


Then used the wire that was connected to the coaxial cable (RG-6) split the wire and loop the wire within the hook 4 times.


Then loop three times around the wire itself for better support.


Grabbed the coaxial cable (RG-6) and made a circular loop and using the wire wrapping around the coaxial cable.

Usually wrapping should go (from hook to loop) 4,3,2  but you could always configure it how ever you believe it’s suitable for the situation.

You could always Wrap then re-wrapping it (backwards) to get a stronger tension, 4,3,2 then tying backwards from the loop to the hook, 3,4  if possible.


Here is the completed loop, those numbers are associated with the house.


You then climb up the pole using your 28′ and start climbing while wearing your climbing belt and hard hat (for safety).


Now the positioning of the loop. if the house is on the left side of pole, then you would set up the completed loop on that side, but if it’s on the right it has to go on the right side of the pole.

The back end of the hook is a clamp, you attach the clamp on to the wire as shown on this image


The hook needs to be facing the house that you are currently working on and situated as shown. (see image below.)


Once you’ve set up your hook on to the wire, you then connect the coaxial end on to the tap. (image is from another day.)

now we finished the first portion of the connection.


We now walk towards the house and on the side of the house you would screw in the p-hook.


Then we would create another loop on the other end of the Coaxial cable and attaching it on to the p-hook.  The coaxial cable shouldn’t dangle but must be pulled tight and be without any sag.


We would use the end of the drop and connect it to a, “ground block”.

The ground block is like a barrel but with a slot for a ground wire.

we would add the specified tags and use a regular RG-6 coaxial cable to wrap the wire around the house until it gets to it’s destination, this is called a post wire.


The image of  the other end of the ground wire.


This image partially shows what a post wire looks like.


This is it for now, The HSD tag means internet modem and the loop is to make it look nice.

At the very end of the post-wire you would have drilled a hole and added a wall plate.  But, that explanation is for another day.

Slippery slope on a rainy day, up high on the pole.

Rain or shine, rain or shine we still have to climb the pole.

It does take longer on a rainy day but at least the job is completed.

I had to use at least a 28-footer so I could climb up. Made sure that the 28 Footer was secure and properly positioned, don’t want to slip and fall.

I had to cut the fit in and add a new one as well as a protective grummel to the tap.

In the end at least I saw something that caught my eye.