Wall mount TV: cables in wall or raceway?

Old 10-28-18, 05:55 AM
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Question Wall mount TV: cables in wall or raceway?

Hi, I'm almost done entertainment center project and wondering about tips to run cables to and from TV to the console below. The run will be about 2 feet max if in wall and more like 1.5 if a raceway. My issue is that it is an exterior wall shared with the attached garage (though this is still below grade) and has spray foam the depth of the stud to the foundation wall.

The "tunnel" through the spray foam will need to be about 1 1/4" I'm guessing to fit everything. Is there a trick to doing this without cutting out the drywall and patching? If that's the case, I'll probably just run a raceway instead as I'm terrible at drywall patches.

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 10-28-18, 07:03 AM
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Even if you use a raceway, will it be covered or hidden? If so what difference will it make. Go the easy route and use raceway. Pulse, if you ever need to change, it will be easy.
Old 10-28-18, 07:22 AM
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You can get boxes and condut specifically for low voltage cables but it's done prior to drywall.

No easy way behind without cutting up drywall.

Agree cables will be behind TV so not much will show!
Old 10-28-18, 12:40 PM
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What are we looking at in the picture ?
Is that where the TV is going..... where is the equipment going ?

I'm trying to figure out where the cable issue is.
Old 10-29-18, 04:32 AM
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TV is going above that bench, depending on the size of the TV (looking at our budget), could be up to 12 inches exposed. I guess in retrospect it is not very much exposure. Equipment is going in the cabinet beneath. Bookshelf speakers will be going into the shelving on the sides.

I think I will go with the advice and use a raceway, as it seems like a lot of work to cover a short run.

Thanks for the help!

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