Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > Home Theater

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-20-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 54
Share |
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


On our new house, I'm having supports for HDTV mounts put in walls prior to sheetrocking. Am also putting 3" pvc tubes inside the walls from the area behind the TV to above the baseboard for cables, etc. (My wife want's an absolute minimum of visable wires). Any suggestions on covers for these tubes, in case I have no TV mounted?

nicksteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 71
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


Not sure exactly how you are doing it but these are pretty easy.

scroll down
http://http://www.monoprice.com/prod...09&cp_id=10425

sflamedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 12
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


link fixed

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...09&cp_id=10425
robbie2883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
Git
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 88
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


3" sounds pretty big - can't you use something smaller?

Regarding your covers. I would just obtain good measurements where the ends of your tubing is in the wall (over and up from a good reference point). Then if you are going to mount the TV, you could cut in a low voltage box that is open to the rear, and run your wires. If you decide not to, nothing is visible
Git is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 02:07 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,564
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


Are these 3" pipes just going vertically within the stud wall from just above baseboard to a location several feet higher? If the wall is an interior wall you probably don't need the pipe at all. At some point in the future when you get the TV it will be easy to fish the wires and install nice wall plates such as in the link above.

If you are talking passing the 120 volt TV power line through the pipe then I think it's a bad idea. Just have a 120 outlet installed where it will be behind the future TV.
jogr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 54
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


Quote:
Originally Posted by jogr View Post
Are these 3" pipes just going vertically within the stud wall from just above baseboard to a location several feet higher? If the wall is an interior wall you probably don't need the pipe at all. At some point in the future when you get the TV it will be easy to fish the wires and install nice wall plates such as in the link above.

If you are talking passing the 120 volt TV power line through the pipe then I think it's a bad idea. Just have a 120 outlet installed where it will be behind the future TV.
Thanks. There will be a power outlet, cable outlet and phone line (if satallite) behind TV. Plan to use wall plate from link above. Just want something to easily run DVD to HDTV cable and speaker wires.
nicksteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 09:16 PM   #7
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,975
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


You can actually get 12" D plugs for installs such as this, along with using a Clock Outlet. You have to think it through, instead of just throwing it together.
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 482
Default

Covers for in wall tv wires


This is the item you need to use if you want to do it the right way:


http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


And FWIW there's no real need for you to run a pipe in the wall...



Code compliant if your AV cables are, and you can easily have the TV surge protected,

ktkelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What code covers installation of wall heaters? darsunt Electrical 6 08-09-2008 04:12 AM
Raising Doorway Height (load bearing?) treefrog Building & Construction 6 02-25-2008 09:11 PM
Installing New Wires In Wall? madcitysw Electrical 5 01-14-2008 08:08 PM
Marrying a sloping stone wall to a cinder block wall. mrdol Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 11-09-2007 04:08 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 09:47 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.