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#1 ONLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Was watching DIY I Want That and saw this --

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Thanks for posting. Looks like an easy install.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Yes, they're pretty cool. I put one (similar one, anyway) in for a buddy of mine about 7 years ago. Piece of cake.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

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It been pointed out that most areas now require the above for the electrical power wiring.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

I installed one that I bought from Monoprice. Definitely looks nice.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

Cable hiding systems, both in and on wall are plentiful. I've seen several different styles in stores.

Plastic boxes, conduit, fittings and raceways are here to stay.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

With a small amount of preplanning and a wall fish anybody can have the clean look.

I don't really see a problem using the factory power cable as long as you replace it when you replace the HD TV.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

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It been pointed out that most areas now require the above for the electrical power wiring.


Chicago and NY are the ONLY places in the country i know of that require steel boxes and conduit/mc.


These are not requirements of the national electrical code. I'm an electrical contractor.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

I don 't know why companies have to make this stuff so complicated (other than to sell stuff and make money).

All you really need is the holes in the wall unless you have reason to be expecting an inspection. Boxes, either metal or PVC are a buck or so each and the 6' of flex conduit is about the same. Add a couple of faceplates and you can do the whole thing for around $10 or less.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

I installed one that I bought from Monoprice. Definitely looks nice.

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I have the same, worked out real well. May get another for the new bedroom HDTV

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

I have the same, worked out real well. May get another for the new bedroom HDTV

http://www.monoprice...5&cs_id=1042513


The only thing I don't like about it is that the conduits for both parts open downwards. That means that a cable coming from up high needs to go down and then back up into the conduit. Not the easiest thing to do when fishing additional lines in the wall after it is already installed.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

Agreed and the main complaint of the reviews I saw. Some people turned one upside down, but then you have the cables crossing one another in the wall.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

I don 't know why companies have to make this stuff so complicated (other than to sell stuff and make money).

All you really need is the holes in the wall unless you have reason to be expecting an inspection. Boxes, either metal or PVC are a buck or so each and the 6' of flex conduit is about the same. Add a couple of faceplates and you can do the whole thing for around $10 or less.


Some people are deathly afraid of anything related to electricity.



I actually like this kit; looks simple enough that really anyone could do it.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

What I mentioned doesn't involve electricity any more than the kit. Cut the holes, drop the cords through and plug them in. Same as the kit, but without the fancy-dancy or the price.

The boxes and flex conduit I mentioned would only be for slight dress-up if you wanted it.

Where I am, there are no electrical inspections. I'm not aware of anywhere in the country where they do random inspections either, so unless you call them, you shouldn't have to worry about one.

I'm not sure this type of job would require an inspection anyways, since you're really not doing anything with an electrical circuit. This is really nothing more than running an extension cord.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

What I mentioned doesn't involve electricity any more than the kit. Cut the holes, drop the cords through and plug them in. Same as the kit, but without the fancy-dancy or the price.

The boxes and flex conduit I mentioned would only be for slight dress-up if you wanted it.

Where I am, there are no electrical inspections. I'm not aware of anywhere in the country where they do random inspections either, so unless you call them, you shouldn't have to worry about one.

I'm not sure this type of job would require an inspection anyways, since you're really not doing anything with an electrical circuit. This is really nothing more than running an extension cord.


I believe that part of the issue is that you are not supposed to just pass through a power cable behind a wall. Most code states that you need to use Romex to be compliant. So while, your video/audio cables can pass behind the walls without issue, that is why these kits don't allow the pass through of the power cable.'

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