Hello, we recently moved to an apartment that has the following daisy chain wiring:
source -> living room, splitter -> bedroom 1, splitter -> bedroom 2
The splitters are each inside of the wall outlet (or whatever those boxes are called that are behind the wall plate). For whatever reason, the 2nd output for each splitter was unused, so the wall plates were just holes with nothing coming out of them. We wanted TV in the living room and bedroom 1, so I connected an additional coax cable to each splitter, and things are working fine.
Problem is, the wall plates are currently removed, the splitters and cables are popping out of the walls, and I can't figure out how to fit them behind each wall plate. I can cram the splitters inside the outlets, so I was thinking I could do something like splitter -> short (3 inch?) coax cable -> coax coupler in plate -> long coax cable -> TV. But I can't find any coax cables short enough that would fit inside the outlet.
I guess I could just shorten a longer coax cable to the length that I want, but I've never done that before. How do people normally do this? Is it unusual for the splitters to be directly inside the outlets like this?