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Old 04-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Receptacle behind Mounted LCD


I want to mount my LCD on the wall with the wires running through the wall. I am familiar with running data wires through walls and wiring junction boxes and putting new fixtures in. However, I would like to check on your thoughts on installing a receptacle behind the TV. On the other side of the wall there are two switches but when I counted the number of wires in the box the box is at its capacity due to codes. However just below the room in the basement there is a light switch with only one conduit running into it. My thoughts are to tie the new plug into this switch. However, am I supposed to count how many plugs and lights are already on the circuit? Or will it be ok to add the plug. Also, I know light switches and plugs typically use different NM wires. Which wire should I use if I tied into a light switch? if you could let me know I would appreciate it.


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Old 04-07-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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The size of the wire feeding the switch is the size of wire used to feed the receptacle.

You must make sure that the load on the exsisting circuit can handle the tv.
The switch also needs to have a neutral wire present to work.

Buy a recessed clock receptacle to put behind the tv.


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You need to post you loactaion as well. I Canada we do have maximum 12 outlets per circuit rule.
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Thank you for the response! I'm in Massachusetts
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