help with cable concealment ?

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Hi guys

Looking to install a new plasma above my fireplace & am looking for ways to conceal all cables that will run to hi-fi stand (2 hdmi, scart, tv power, aerial). Obvoiusly due to amount of leads & distance to stand, I am looking for the most unobtrussive way to conceal leads.

I was thinking of possibly drilling behind the TV (plasterboard, dot/dab to breezeblock) & taking the leads right out the side of the house (I live in a deatched house) then re-drill by hi-fi stand to take all leads back into house again..i will obviously need some form of cable protection.

This seems the easiest & less messy....does this sound feasible ?

Cheers in advance
 

John Duncan

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Whoa. I'd be wary of the 'outside the house' option, simply because of the danger of water getting in, and the difficulty (and aesthetics) of protecting the cables outside. Personally, I'd recess a channel in the wall (electricians are good at this) and go here for termination plates to cover whatever your plethora of connections may be at each end.
 

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Hi guys

Looking to install a new plasma above my fireplace & am looking for ways to conceal all cables that will run to hi-fi stand (2 hdmi, scart, tv power, aerial). Obvoiusly due to amount of leads & distance to stand, I am looking for the most unobtrussive way to conceal leads.

I was thinking of possibly drilling behind the TV (plasterboard, dot/dab to breezeblock) & taking the leads right out the side of the house (I live in a deatched house) then re-drill by hi-fi stand to take all leads back into house again..i will obviously need some form of cable protection.

This seems the easiest & less messy....does this sound feasible ?

Cheers in advance

I have mine channeled in to my wall and plastered over. The cables are all good quality with thick covers. You could also house them in a conduit before plastering. As JD says, no need to send them outside and then back in again!
 
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Thanks for the advise guys.

The issue I have with channelling into wall, is what happens if i buy/change kit...I am going to have to rip out existing kit & replaster ?!
 

John Duncan

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Well if you channel it properly (with a conduit under the plaster), and have the connection plates at either end as flexible as possible (either over the top at the beginning or big enough to accommodate a bigger one at a later date), then it should be fine.
 

hammill

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How are you going to add a scart cable (unless you wire up tend ends yourself) at a later date if you plaster the cables in? HDMI I could just about believe. I have had to remove and replace mains cable in a conduit before and that was difficult enough
 
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JohnDuncan:Well if you channel it properly (with a conduit under the plaster), and have the connection plates at either end as flexible as possible (either over the top at the beginning or big enough to accommodate a bigger one at a later date), then it should be fine.

Cheers John...bit of a noob at this - can you explain what connection plates are or point me in the right direction ?
 

hammill

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Those wall panels look good. Must remember them when I rebuild the lounge for my plasma next year
 

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