||01-04-2008 11:03 AM
Originally Posted by gregzoll
Sorry, but not code, and hope you do not tell your Insurance guy that you did this. If you are going to do it right, take the time to install the proper outlets, and get the proper cables made for this type of install. Otherwise, do not do it.
I would agree. Doing things "to code" or close to code as possible is a great idea. How many of us have continued to plug in appliances and over time, didn't realize how much "electrical stress" one is putting on all appliances on the same circuit??? For example: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...let-Before.jpg
Where possible, install a dedicated electrical outlet (using 12/2 wire on 20A breaker) for your TV Cluster of equipment is a great idea. And, also use a high quality Surge Protecton Power bar(s). Blowing a $50 Power bar (due to surger overload) is much less costly then replacing the damanged "high cost" electronic devices. Especially when it comes to large screen TVs and such.
If an inside wall and this wall has an empty cavity behind it, I'd simply cut a 6"x6" hole in the drywall. A hole behind the wall mounted TV and directly below the top hole (above the wall's baseboard area), there would also be another 6"x6" hole. The electronics to wall mounted TV screen wiring is then "hidden behind the drywall inner wall". A stud finder tool would confirm the location of each stud behind your inner drywall walls. (works for me).
Hope this helps as well...