In-wall installation question

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  1. Craakkhhedd

    Craakkhhedd New Member

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    So i'm trying to wire up an in-wall installation for my tv and home theater. I am wondering if i can run the power cord from my tv through the wall. This is supposed to be a fire hazard, but is it really?
     
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    It probably isn't going to meet code.

    Why not run romex and install an outlet in a remo-box right behind the tv?
     
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    Googled Romex and got the answer. What is a remo box?

    To run a new wire and install a box behind the tv, wouldn't that involve cutting a lot of drywall? You would have to drill a hole through the studs for the wire to reach.
     
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    depends. I just ran a new outlet and switch in my garage and I had to cut a hole for the switch and box (very easy) and one more because of a horizontal 2x4. It's a very simple job to patch drywall. Simply put the cut-out back in the hole, use drywall tape around the cut, add putty, let dry. Then sand it down flat. If there's texture, add the texture. Then paint.
     
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    a remo box is a "remodel" box. It's a specific type of electrical junction box that is designed for remodels where you've already got drywall in place. Traditionally, an electrical box is nailed to a 2x4... however, that's not always possible with a remodel. These attach using "wings" to grab the drywall.

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  6. amill94

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    Do you have an existing outlet near the tv. Most of the time there is an outlet below where the tv will be going. In that case you just have to cut out the hole for the workbox and drop romex down to the existing outlet and tie it in.

    If there isn't an outlet below that, you can come up from the basement if your basement isn't finished or just has drop ceiling.
     
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    depending on where the TV is mounted, he may be above the firebreaks.
     
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