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Old 12-31-2012, 10:32 AM   #16
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Hi everyone - I ended up mounting it to 2 stubs,so the tv isn't centered on the wall. I felt the piece of mind outweighed whether it was centered or not.

in regards to hiding the wires, i purchased this from amazon and it was very easy to install. the wires are hidden and i'm very happy with the outcome

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GanJa, what is on other side of the wall?

We just did one remodel, where home owner had a extra HUGE living room.
We took 10' deep and 20' long off of it and turned into closets for bedrooms on other side of wall.
On the new wall we built where the tv will go, we put a 2" pvc pipe through the wall.
Now all the cables, the a/v gear will be in the next room behind tv and out of sight.
You may not have that option.

You can run them in the wall, if you cut a 3"x6" hole behind the tv, then directly below cut another hole. Drop the wires down and fish them out.
But how would you finish the hole below? Will simply be a hole in the wall with a bunch of wires coming out of it.

You could modify the idea above, would need to open the drywall.
Put a 90 above, a piece of straight pipe with another 90 below.
Then when you patch the drywall, can finish with mud right around the pipe / chase you made, will be easy to run the wires in and out of it, looks like it belongs there and not just a hole in the wall.
theres a pantry and closet behind the wall. I been told not to run power cable behind the drywall so i am planning to have power outlet installed right behind the tv.
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They make low voltage boxes with no backs, and covers designed for low volt wires. Here is what I did for mine, added an outlet behind the tv and ran the low volt wires to come out behind my wall mount AV console.
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Here is how it lfooks all finished
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nice job, doesn't it feel so much cleaner now that you don't have to look at the cables?

I'd be tempted to move an outlet behind that lower cabinet as well. I also put my upper boxes in the cutouts for the mount.
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theres a pantry and closet behind the wall. I been told not to run power cable behind the drywall so i am planning to have power outlet installed right behind the tv.
I also read that, thing is .... all electrical is ran inside walls behind drywall or other surfaces.
Otherwise you would have conduit or romex on your walls to wire your house with?
Just makes no sense to me.

And again is your choice, depends on how much audio video gear you have or expect to have in future.
I have worked on expensive homes as a carpenter, they have theatre rooms with a full bar and a 6' drop down screen and leather seating. ... few years ago and electronics improve constantly. But I assure you all the wiring was inside the drywall. And was a closet next to the room just for the a/v equipment, closet was even specially cooled with ac and fans to keep it cool.

Many new homes are being built with all the cables for future service installed in the walls, you may not need all of this ... I should scroll back and see who said what and why running the cables inside of drywall is a bad idea.
But I remember glancing at the post and just passed over it because I knew it was wrong ... I was hoping you would have done the same.

Myself I do not have option for putting my a/v gear in a closet, wall behind it is the kitchen, but if I could, is where I would put it.
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Hi funfool were not talking about actual electrical wiring meant for homes that is the correct way to do it. But you cant stick an extension cord or the wire for your tv in a hole in your drywall
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use toggler bolts will support straight onto drywall
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use toggler bolts will support straight onto drywall

I beg to differ. I would never mount a TV into anything other than two studs.

and I hope the OP has the TV mounted by now.
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use toggler bolts will support straight onto drywall
No, this is not a viable solution. There's not enough strength to be had using the wrong kind of fastener. Drywall is not strong enough to handle the loads, especially not for something that might get moved or otherwise handled a lot during installs or repairs.
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FWIW:


Using a "Powerbridge" is one method for routing the electrical (which is not allowed in many locals), having a "clock" outlet installed behind the TV is another.

Running the TV power cord is NOT an option.


The AV Cabling MUST be in-wall rated as well. Not all HDMI, or other video cabling is. Check before installing.

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