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Running wire

Discussion in 'Configuration & Setup' started by bmwuk, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Is one if the cavities behind the TV? If so a wall patch won’t be visible. I’m not sure how you’re powering the TV but you may kill two birds with one stone and run an outlet at the same time.
     
  2. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Yup, what he said!!!
     
  3. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Yeah, out of my pay grade. I have a guy that can do this so perhaps I'll contact him.
     
  4. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    It's really not hard. I can help you if your guy can't.
     
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  5. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Well the guys are here today. So glad I used them. The down wall behind the TV was a pain in the ass. Took them a while through several horizontal studs. Worth every penny now
     
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  6. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    How’d they do it?
     
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  7. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    Yes, what he said.
     
  8. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    The drilled through multiple studs all the way down. I think they guided it using magnets. Honestly I didn't bother to ask too many questions. I am currently stripping the wires and soon I want to identify the back 4 speakers correctly
     
  9. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    I have done that with magnets before, connecting a magnet to a strong used to pull the wire.
    That would be a pain if you were pulling across several stud horizontally.
     
  10. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I’m glad it’s all worked out. We use a tools called Magna-Pull and Magna-Spot.
     
  11. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    The cost of magna pull, which peaked my interest, was the cost for them to do it. Plus I had them do something else on my house. That said, I bought the keystone double plate for 4 speakers from Parts Express and the low voltage double gang bracket. The darn plate with plugs doesn't fit exactly . Think I have to shave some plastic on either side of the bracket
     
  12. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Well shit. Upon further inspection the far right and left holes for the banana plugs go too wide not allowing it to fit in properly. Super ticked Parts Express would sell this 8 hole plate that won't fit into a low voltage bracket. Bullshit
     
  13. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I assume then it simply needs drywall anchors to hold it to the wall.
     
  14. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Not if the the hole has been cut already and the bracket placed.
     
  15. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Yikes
    But I’m sure you can find one that’ll work.
     
  16. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Okay, so I am working from home today so at lunch, I went to Home Depot to look at their options. I picked up an orange 2 gang low voltage bracket. It was wider than the one I had in wall. After using a hot knife to shave away the beveled interior corners, giving it 90 degrees on each corner, the plate with banana plugs fit. I had to cut a smidge more drywall for the bracket to fit. Below is the result of a flush plate

    Excuse the marker on Scotch tape writing. I am borrowing a label maker later to make it look nicer. rps20180423_151632.jpg
     
  17. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    No wires!!! Now to fix and adjust the hanging shelves along with put in some wall hangings

    rps20180424_084239.jpg
     
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  18. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    ^^^Lookin Good!^^^
     
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