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How to Hide TV Wiring in Walls

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

How to Hide TV Wiring in Walls - Electricians

If you’ve just bought a new TV and want to mount it on the wall, probably your main concern is how to hide the cables. They ruin the entire decor of your living room, and you’ve had enough of them with your old TV.

How Can You Hide the TV Wiring in Walls?

There are kits that make TV mounting easy, allowing you to get rid of all the clutter created by a maze of cables stuck behind a piece of furniture. Here are the main steps you need to take. Before you start, it’s best to turn off your circuit breakers.

1. Choose the location for your new flat screen TV. It’s best to mount your TV on drywall, rather than on a concrete or brick wall.

2. Mark the location of the TV with a pencil or tape.

3. Locate the stud framing of the wall you intend to use with the help of a stud finder. If your wall is not hollow, the job will be more difficult, and it might be best to get professional help to make sure you install the TV safely.

4. Check the distance between the TV and the power outlet, and then buy the necessary cables. Make sure they’re longer than estimated.

5. Follow the instructions on how to install wall mounts.

6. Hide the TV wiring: drill holes near the wall mount, and insert cables.

If you’re not a DIY’er or if you’re not sure you can handle this, don’t hesitate to call a professional. This way you can rest assured your new TV is safely mounted on the wall, and that there are no annoying cables lying around, compromising the appearance of your room.

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