Here's an example of floor boxes. You can get them in just about any size,
round or rectangular, for any type floor - carpet, tile, wood. This is just
one company, you can find floor boxes at your local electrical parts
When you cut a hole in your floor, drill a small pilot hole (or 3 or 4) to
make sure the hole clears floor joists, plumbing, wiring and other important
things. Perspective from underneath is quite different and measurement from
walls can fool you.
I like the Skil RotoZip tool. You can get hole saws up to 8" at your local
Ace Hardware if you decide to go with a round floor box.
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 7:46 AM, K1TTT <K1TTT@arrl.net> wrote:
> For those wood working challenged people out there, there are 3 popular
> methods for putting holes in wood floors... assuming of course that you
> you have a wood floor under the shack and aren't really talking about a
> concrete floor where there are only 2, jackhammers and dynamite. For wood
> floors you can drill holes, the best option are hole saws or spade bits
> since even the largest normal twist bit can just barely fit a good size
> through. If you need a larger hole you can get hole saws up to about 3"
> can use with a normal hand drill. Beyond that, or if you don't want to go
> round you can use a small drill to make a starting hole and then enlarge it
> with a saw, either manual or small jigsaw works well, for bigger and
> holes use one of those demolition saws. The final method is a fire axe.
> They make really quick big holes but at the penalty of leaving a few
> splinters around the edges.
> David Robbins K1TTT
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Evans [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 00:38
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: [TowerTalk] Bringing feedlines through the floor
> > This brings up an issue I hope to work on soon...
> > I will be running about 6 feedlines under my floor and up to my shack.
> > There will likely be two runs of LDF4 and probably 4 runs of RG8. The
> > SPG will be just outside the house, before the lines go under the floor.
> > I haven't decided yet best / neatest method of passing the lines through
> > the floor. I've considered cutting a 4x12 rectangular opening in the
> > floor about the same size as a heat duct, or something similar. Just
> > thought I would ask, "how do you do it?"
> > 73
> > Dan
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> > On 10/21/2010 9:06 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Ditto.
> > >
> > > I'm willing to bet that the great majority of hams use an aluminum
> > > plate for SPG. Mine is 1/4" thick and replaces the foundation 'vent'
> > > under my shack window.
> > >
> > > 73
> > > Don
> > > N8DE
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