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DataComm 45-0001-WH 1-Gang Recessed Low Voltage Cable Plate (White)
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- The perfect solution for concealing low voltage audio video cables behind your wall mounted flat panel TV
- Holds up to 4 cables
- Can be installed with the opening facing up or down
- Made of non-breakable ABS plastic
- Available in 5 colors
- ETL Listed in the United States and Canada
- Quick and easy installation
- Available in 2-gang (45-0002) and 3-Gang (45-0003)
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It's simple to install. You just need two of these and two low voltage brackets like this: Arlington LV1-1CS Single Gang Low Voltage Mounting Bracket Device You use a stud finder to make sure you're not looking to put this in a stud, and then use a drywall saw to cut the hole. Repeat to put the one down below. (Use a level to ensure they're straight.) Insert the low voltage mounting bracket in both the upper and lower and then put the plate on the upper one. Start fishing cables through the wall. (It's easier to leave the plate off the lower one until you fish all the wires out of the wall first.)
Through a one-gang plate, I have an HDMI cable, a VGA cable, a set of composite cables with sound, a 1/8" headphone jack cable, and a network cable. It's tight, but everything fits.
Order these plates. You won't be disappointed.
Someone mentioned that you cannot do this without having back access or a new build. That is false. Just need to take your time when cutting the wall and boring through the studs.
Things to know:
1. You will need TWO, if you are going to use a single set of cables!
2. You will need a old-work, low-power wall box for each one purchased. You can get these for $1-3 each (depending on style) at your local "Big-Box" hardware store. (Check both the electrical area and the home networking areas to find both styles.)
3. When planning your installation, recognize that the clump of wires coming out of the wall will not make many wives happy! Plan to have both boxes hidden by the TV or Home theater cabinet.
4. If moving connections horzintally from one wall location to another, you are likely to run into one or more studs. If you do not have experience with blind drilling large holes, you will be much happier taking the cables into the attic or crawl space in one stud space, and back into the wall at the new stud space.
Installation is a snap. Just make sure that you get a proper mounting bracket such as the Carlon SC1000RR which is the ones I used. You simply cut the holes in the drywall, pass the cables, install the brackets and place the face plates. It took me literally 20 minutes to do this with one TV.
Make sure to use a stud finder to make sure there are no obstructions in the cable route before cutting the wall.
This is one of those things that are simple and perfectly adapted to the mission. It even include the screws that it needs!
The issues I had were A) that these plates give you a rather large, open (though visually obscured) hole in your wall. If you have a drafty wall, guess where you'll feel new chilly draft coming in. B) If mice occasionally dwell in your wall space, well, they have a nice new avenue into your living area (or maybe not. I don't know how well mice can climb wallboard or jump/scrabble up to to the opening of these plates. I've learned to give them the benefit of the doubt however).
I solved the first problem by stuffing a chunk of ensolite pad into the opening, in far enough that you can't see it, but easy to pull out.
I prevented worry on the second issue by running a wallboard screw horizontally across the back of the wall plate opening (predrill first) to make the opening small enough that mice cannot get through, but an ethernet plug can.
Also: Skip the low voltage retro-fit mounting rings, just buy a regular single gang retro-fit plastic electrical box at your local hardware store for half the price. You might need to cut part of the box to make room for the long rear protrusion of the wall plate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This plate just barely covers the box that it gets mounted in. It's very solid and doesn't seem fragile at all. It has a matte finish.Published 4 hours ago by Matthew H.
This plate does the job, but it is a little narrow. It required additional painting because more of the wall was exposed since this is more narrow than a typical wall plate.Published 10 days ago by Chris