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Old 09-24-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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hi would like to hang my lcd tv on wall but need new outlet .I snake my cable wire in wall to tv from basement .I would like to bring power from the basement but do i have to bring yhe power line from the tv to the braker box or can i just cut in to the power wire thats in the basment that run to a outlet thats in the same wall . cut the wire and put a box like in water pipe tee water come in and two feeds come out please help me

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You can tie into an existing circuit to power your TV.

ALL splices must be made in an enclosed junction box.

Please be careful and make sure all connections are tight!


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Also, remember junction boxes can't be behind the wall, or "flying".

What you need to do before buying some romex is to check the breaker going to the outlets, what size is it? If its 15, then get some 14/2 romex. If its 20 then get some 12/2.

Also you must use a PROPER box, use one of those special boxes for wall mounted tvs.

DO NOT use the push ins, use the screws.

Heres a simple picture showing how the wire should be on the screw. (See how the wires must be orientated so that when the screw tightens, it doesn't push the wire out, it pulls it in.)
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:05 AM   #4
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You also need 6 inches of wire inside the box. That means if you cut into the middle of an existing cable there better be enough slack to pull both ends of the cable 6 inches into the box. You might be better off running your TV power cable to an existing box.
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