Installing a New Outlet Box

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Old 12-08-17, 05:13 PM
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Installing a New Outlet Box

I want to hang a TV on a wall at about eye height.. The wall is a studded exterior wall that has access from above where I can get the wiring and coax down. I know to hang the TV mount to the studs and my question is what is the proper way to affix the boxes for the electricity and cable?

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Old 12-08-17, 05:25 PM
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Use a remodel box which will mount to the drywall. For the cable I recommend a low voltage ring. The low voltage cable and power cannot be in the same box
 
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Old 12-08-17, 05:27 PM
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Use a combo electric and low voltage box. It mounts between the wall studs. The one in the link is from amazon. Depot has a similar type..... a little less money. They come as a complete kit with the receptacle. The electric is contained in its own junction box.

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Old 12-08-17, 06:02 PM
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Pete...are those old work or new work mounting?
 
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OK, I'll check them both out, thank you.
 
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Old 12-08-17, 06:31 PM
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They are old work. You locate the two studs and cut a hole between them.
It has wings that hold it in place.

They are good to use when you are using a non articulating TV mount. That style mount keeps the TV close to the wall and little room to plug in. I can plug in the TV and an AC adapter.

This is the link for the other model. This one is less expensive. I put a piece of foam in the cable opening to keep the cold air out.
Commercial-Electric-Low-Voltage-Recessed-Media-Plate-with-Duplex-Receptacle
 
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Old 12-08-17, 06:32 PM
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Arlington makes a nice combination box for power and cable.

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