Hiding wires for LCD mount

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  1. DieselUV

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    I've mounted my 32" LCD and when I was going to drill holes to hide the wires behind the wall, I realized there is a lot of wood behind it so my pilot holes are going right in to wood. Now what do I do? Is the racetrack idea my only hope?
     
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    gonna have to open the wall up. unless the wood is directly on the concrete for the house or whatever, you should be able to get the wires through. just need to do some patching.
     
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    i'm being lazy and trying to avoid that but it may come to that.
     
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    this is my mspaint of it

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    im assuming the red line is a stud. will the tv hang low enough that youcan cut the drywall down to where you can drill through the stud to pass the wires? if so, try to position the top hole above the wallplate, on the outside of the left stud.

    your problem i going to be the red lne though. I would just cut a large hole,crossing the left side of the red line and the left vertical stud. then, place your upper hole directly behind the tv, come straight down through the red line, then to the left through the black line.

    you may also find there is room behind the studs to snake the wires down to the wallplate.

    no access under the stairs from behind?
     
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    shit, you're in ffx. pay my buddy to come do it. he does this for a living..

    he doesnt patch holes though, but he does have a good guy who can do it.
     
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    not sure if it's a stud or not. i'm too lazy to see. i've already got the mount up because i just assumed there would only be vertical studs with hollow space in between.

    no access from under the stairs.
     
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    i'd do it if i was up to doing the drywall. my buddy could actually help me patch the wall. he's a general contractor.
     
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    the horizontal studs are fire blocking.

    I'd just get your buddy to patch it up. my buddy could have all that wired in an hour, with the patch screwed back in place, ready for mud. his drywall guy could have it ready for paint in an hour.

    you'll be so much happier than having conduit running down the wall.
     
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    If your going to go through all your talking about I would take a little extra time and put a recessed electrical outlet behind the tv. The power chords are not technically supposed to be run in the wall. :dunno:
     
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    you could use an in wall rated power cord tho
     
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    I cant find a link, but at Home Depot / Lowes they sell a 4 foot long drill bit in the electrical aisle. You could cut your hole in the wall behind the TV. Use the long drill bit to drill through the stud, then cut your hole down below for the wires to come out.

    I'm not a professional.
     
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    bendy bit.. kind of a pain to use because you cant really tell where on the stud your sitting before you drill. every time I tried using it I ended up drilling out through the drywall face :)

    I'd just cut the drywall right over top the horizontal stud, about 5 inches above and then a few inches below. then, just drill thru the stud and then put the drywall back in, using the stud to hold it to the wall til its patched. no big deal.
     
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    Just an update here: If you don't want to work any construction, there are a few new TV's that just dropped with wireless media boxes. This means all the data plugs into the box, and wireless transmits it to your TV (no construction needed then).
     
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    Got any links? Do they do HD alright? I was looking as something similar for my rear speakers, but if it can do video as well, that would be awesome.
     
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    i can't imagine HDMI being wireless transmitted. sounds sick though :coolugh:
     
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