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Aug 28, 2013, 09:45 PM
tv wall mount
without having an outlet put directly behind the tv, how are these products that "extend" the power down the wall (inside) and then come out and plug in down below? there is the legrand cable power kit, as well as power bridges - etc etc.

my setup will be on an exterior garage wall with insulation.

Aug 28, 2013, 10:09 PM
if it's UL approved and installed correctly, should be OK.

what are you going to bolt the TV to? the wallboard can't carry the weight, it's going to be on the floor, on its face, shattered, if you don't have a good solid 2x10 or 2x12 notched into the wall studs, glued and screwed to them.

so first step would be to test to see where your eyes hit the wall in the normal viewing position. realistically, for comfort and ease of view, that's where the center of the TV needs to be. that's where the center of the board needs to be.

so that's where you cut a hole in the wall and notch the 2x4 halfway deep for the support board.

and while it's open, properly wire an outlet and cable chase.

patching and repainting walls is not hard at all.

sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Aug 29, 2013, 08:03 AM
was just wondering if anyone had experience with these outlet "extenders", the mount will be fine.

Aug 29, 2013, 08:49 AM
If you are talking about the decorative "outlet" covers that fit on the wall and mate to a pvc tube then they work fine. With a set-up like this you can drop your power cord (or other cords) inside this conduit and plug it in lower down. The whole thing is that dropping a light gauge cord through this tube is code legal - having a light gauge cord permanently set inside the wall is not.

Adding the tube also gives you the ability to change out any wiring from components to TV.