You do not want to be frustrated if you cannot get the right pitch so invest in a good capo. After all, you love your flat-screen TV because of the slim lines that allow it to take precedence over the design of the room, and the rogue TV wires just cut it short.
Surface ducts and corridors cannot be used to hide the current wiring of a home building. NM electrical wiring with plastic cover or BX with metal cover should be installed inside the walls for protection. THHN filament wires must be installed in rigid metal ducts. THHN, NM, and BX wiring cannot be installed in exposed locations.
Power cords connected to televisions and other electronic devices can generally be installed in surface-mounted channels and race tracks. Always check the safety instructions of the device before doing this.
Ways to Hide TV Wires
Group Wires in a Flexible Zippered Cable Manager
All the wires come together and organizationally, when you zip them in a flexible fabric cable manager, they become one. These woven sleeves fit up to seven wires and keep them compact and tidy.
Available in several colors that blend in with the wall or fade in the dark, zippered control cables are about two feet long, but can be stacked one after the other for as long as you want.
Tuck Away Wires in a Cable Management Box
This power strip on the ground is the source of many visual problems because several power cords come out of it. This is cord traffic that looks like a magnet that attracts spider webs and scum.
A cable management box made of sturdy ABS plastic hides the power strip and extra wires in a container that seems to belong there. Common colors are white, white, black, wood color, and so on. Some can even be painted.
Side cable ports can be opened or closed as needed. Most boxes have holes or openings for careful ventilation.
Bundle TV Wires With DIY Cable Ties
There is a long way to go with a little cabling. If you are not yet ready for stronger solutions to hide the wires, separate the individual cables at intervals of one foot or more and shake the thick mass of wires into narrower bundles.
You do not need a special cable strap, just buy a roll of hook tape and a black ring 3/4 inch wide and cut as much as you need. A 10-foot roll for less than $ 15 is enough to assemble the TV wires you need.
Replace TV Wires With Shorter Wires
Extremely long TV wires that are spread around the ground can hardly be minimized – even with cable boxes and ties. The solution is to replace the long wires with shorter ones.
Extremely long TV wires that run around the ground can hardly be minimized – even with cable boxes and straps. The solution is to replace the long wires with shorter ones.
Move Outlet Sideways to the TV
The best way to hide a TV power cord is to place it in front of an electrical outlet. When you can not plug in the TV, unplug the TV.
To hide TV wires, it is to your advantage that National Electricity Act requires that no space on the wall be more than 6 feet from a socket (or sockets no more than 12 feet away).
This means that the nearest outlet to the TV can be extended up to another 6 feet – a short work for any licensed electrician.
When extending an outlet sideways, holes should be made between the studs to be later patched with drywall, tape, and paint. In some cases, the wire may be pulled up and down the attic or, similarly, up and down the basement.
Conceal TV Wires in Wall Raceways and Channels
Wall-mounted TV wires have a long way to go up and remain invisible. This distance can be from 10 to 31 inches (depending on the output height of 12 inches), depending on the size of the TV and the installation height you prefer. Corridors and wall canals help with this problem.
Corridors and canals are flat, D-shaped pipes that run along the surface of the wall to hide the TV wires. Usually, a backing tape is attached to the drywall with anchors or self-adhesive rods. After inserting the ropes, a decorative plate is placed on the back.
Corridors and wall channels are made of plastic in neutral colors and camouflage the wall. Most of them can be painted to match the color of the wall.
Move TV Wires Directly Up
If you are lucky enough that a TV is located just above an outlet, you can easily raise the outlet. This is because TV wires can move between two studs – without having to drill holes in the studs to run the wires horizontally.
It also helps you have an old or remanufactured plastic power box that allows you to mount that higher outlet on drywall without having to attach it to a stud.
Best of all, there is no need to patch drywall. Fishing the wire vertically through the open openings of the stud is easy. The bottom socket can stay in place and power other devices.
TV wires can no longer be plugged into these outlets. However, in a separate installation, you can lift the wires through the same stud location.
At the top, you can cover the dish with a special plate to have a smooth appearance. For example, you can have a combination of HDMI and Ethernet terminals or HDMI and coaxial terminals. If you are still unsure, just add a brush wall plate to remove the wires.
Mount Power Strip on Wall
When the power strip is placed on the floor under the TV, it looks messy and intermittent. Simply removing the power strip from the floor and attaching it to the wall is a quick way to remove the wires and arrange everything.
It may be difficult to detect the keyhole behind the electrical strips. If you put your screws even a little wrong, the tape will not fit properly. Once you understand how easy it is to install the power strip, you will be able to install it in minutes.
Pull the painter’s tape all over the back of the tape.
Rub your finger on the tape to find the two keyholes.
Drill each of the keyholes with a pen. Be sure to drill the thin part of the keyhole, not the round part.
Take the painter’s tape and apply it to the wall.
Guide the screws directly through the holes in the painter’s tape, then remove the tape.