11:00AM | 09/01/06
Member Since: 04/24/05
2 lifetime posts
I would like to mount a plasma to the wall. Since this is a brand new house I would rather run the cables and wires behind the wall. Problem is that the closest electrical outlet, which is near the corner of the room, and the spot where I want/can mount the TV are about 4 1/2 feet apart. I am mounting the 50" plasma tv so that the bottom is 42" from the floor.

Two questions:

1. Should I install a new receptacle/outlet on the wall behind where the tv will be mounted (about 50" up) or can I mount this in the normal receptacle/outlet location of about 12" inches from the floor and fish the power cord of the tv behind the wall if that is even allowable?

2. Can I run a line from the receptacle/outlet about 4 1/2 ft away? Or Should I run a whole new circuit? IF so what is 12g sufficient?



07:46PM | 09/01/06
Member Since: 08/31/06
3 lifetime posts
As long as you comply with electrical codes, you can mount an outlet wherever on the wall you wish. For instance, outlets are sometimes mounted high up on the wall when a 120V electric clock is to be placed.

As for fishing the power cord inside the wall, I believe it is not permitted because the power cord is not rated for that kind of use, but ask an electrician about that.


05:16AM | 09/02/06
Member Since: 04/24/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks, that helps me. I talked to an installation guy at Best Buy and he said the same thing.


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