how do you hide elec. cord when mounting lcd tv to wall?

mlaj2000May 25, 2005

We want to mount out 15" LCD TV to the wall in our kitchen. It will be mounted at eye level so we may watch while sitting at a peninsula.

We understand how we can run the cable wire through the wall and hide that, but what do we do with the electric cord? It has this 3"x4" "box" attached to the cord. I know we cant bury that in the wall. It's very obtrusive. I'm sure others have come across this situation, so any suggestion would be helpful.

Thanks

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joed

Use what is known as a clock receptacle behind the TV. It is reccessed and allows the TV to be plugged in without a bulge from the plug.
Here is a picture of one from http://www.levitonhelpdesk.com/catalog/search/Clock-Receptacle-1.htm

    Bookmark   May 25, 2005 at 4:03PM
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Bill_G

The LCD series use an external power supply similar to laptops. The recessed wall clock outlet is a great idea. If there is clearance behind the set with the wall mount brackets, you can hide the supply back there tied up with velcro or tywraps. If there isn't, you may want to install a full recessed box to stow the supply, outlet, and cable entry. It all depends on how handy you are.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 11:27AM
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isutubbs

Please tell me more about these "full recessed outlets". I'm trying to hide a cord of an electronic dart board and the clock outlets do not seem deep enough.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2006 at 10:19AM
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brickeyee

Build a small pocket back into teh wall and place a receptacle in the pocket. Place whatever equipment you need in the pocket.
Watch out for heat.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2006 at 11:52AM
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fred_2007

You might also want to consider a recessed outlet kit (see link below). These kits take any decora outlet (110v or low-voltage such as coax cables) and make them recessed.

They also have a cover you can use that you can drill a hole through for your cable and make a very clean look. We used them in our home theater and they look great.

Here is a link that might be useful: Recessed clock outlet kit

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 5:25PM
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dirtbiker245

Heres a guide on how to wall mount your LCD/Plasma TV on the wall and hide all the cables. Its pretty good and the site also sells all the stuff you need to do it :)

Here is a link that might be useful: How to wall mount LCD/Plasma TV

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 5:54PM
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