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How to hide TV cables in the wall – low voltage HDMI CAT5 & Speaker wires

How to hide TV cables in the wall – low voltage HDMI CAT5 & Speaker wires


Here’s a quick video to show you how to hide
the wires going up to your TV. Now there is a lot of different kits you can
buy and some are quite expensive. This is one of the cheapest ways to do it. The only real problem is running the power
cable behind the wall. Now it’s not code compliant to do that, even
though a lot of people will do it anyway. What we will do in this video is run the low
voltage wires. That is all the other wires we are going to
use. And in a later video, I will show you how
to tap into the electrical outlet below and put in one up behind the TV. Before you start cutting a hole in the wall
you need to know where the studs are and because this is a power outlet I know they always
nail it to a stud. You can knock on either side of the outlet
and where you hear a higher pitch, that is where your stud is. The wires go into a faceplate and that attaches
to a bracket. So that is going to clamp on to the Drywall. This is the one I am going to use. Its made by Carlon. It’s a Low Voltage Old-Work Bracket. Old-Work means the house is already built
and I’m going back and adding this. It’s really easy to mark where you need to
cut it out. You can do it like this. But they designed a better way to mark the
wall. Flip it around and it has 4 holes on each
corner. Put your pencil there and mark the wall and
then connect the dots. This is a Drywall Saw. You can also use a utility knife. But this helps you get a cleaner cut. I usually stab it in first to make sure I
don’t hit anything on either side. This bracket has little plastic tabs. One on top and one on the bottom. You want to keep it all the way down as you
are tightening the screws. So that it is clamping the back of the drywall. Tighten the bottom screw and then the top
screw. Next figure out where you want the hole behind
the TV. Don’t put it too close to the edge of the
TV because you don’t want to see it from the side. Now it’s really easy from here. I’m using a coat hanger, shoving it down the
wall. Pull it through the bottom hole and then I
tape the wires I want to run to the coathanger. Once you pull the wires through, put the plate
on. So that is it. That is how you run your Low-Voltage wires
up to your TV. Low-Voltage is things like Data Cables, HDMI,
Speaker Wires, Cat-5. That’s all low voltage. Remember, even though you see a lot of people
running power cables or power plugs up the wall this exact same way, it’s not up to code. What you should do for that is tap into the
bottom outlet and run a Romex cable up and put a new outlet up top. I’ll address that in a later video. I hope this video has been helpful. If you have any questions, leave them in the
comment section and I’ll do my best to answer. Also if you want to support this channel you
can do that with the links in the video description. Have an awesome day guys! See you later.

Comments (100)

  1. Lol, we have isolation in all our walls. Not air

  2. Poor wall😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

  3. That's how I installed my TV but definitely you'll need this tool kit to get it done
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079K9HGSQ/ref=sr_1_91?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1517605026&sr=1-91&keywords=onn+tv+wall+mount

  4. All that effort just to hide wires

  5. très bon good thanks

  6. Where's the power cord ?

  7. it is very helpful.

  8. https://youtu.be/VLqQwj-M6HM
    PowerPoint

  9. My wall is made of adamentium steel like wolverines exoskeleton. It’s the strongest metal on the planet. Made of the same material as Captain America’s shield. How would you approach mounting a tv on that?

  10. W8 i have ciment wall wtf is here

  11. You should put US at the end your title.

  12. Great video but i have brick wall so no idea how do this easy as yours

  13. I'll hof I'll puff and I'll blew ur house down

  14. How many inches is this?

  15. What's wrong with running power cables through that tunnel !?!? What kind of bullshit is that?

  16. 😂 what about cemented wall

  17. if you will subscribe to my channeling like videos i will do the same.

  18. How you'd do that in a brick wall? In India we don't build card house!

  19. i appreciate u bro for posting this. jus got a new house and so man. lots of work to do . aloha brotha

  20. Isn’t this a fire hazard?

  21. sorry sir … very bad … My grandmother, 90 years old, knows this method …

  22. Not possible in India because of brick wall

  23. What a cheap ass wall…who the f lives in cardboard houses?

  24. do most people in the US actually have HOLLOW WALLS?

  25. Do this in concrete wall ahahhah

  26. lol, with paper walls can use, but we have stone wall in most house

  27. Lol how can i hole in my concrete wall u idiot

  28. I have a real house with real bricks so need to do a real job not a Mickey mouse easy job like that.

  29. Rofl! I can’t with the comments 😂😂 Yeah, you can’t cut a wall with a bread knife out of the US 😂😂😂 OMG I’ll see for other solution 😂😂

  30. Did this guy just CUT a hole in his wall? Dafuq?!

  31. Or you could get a stud finder and do it the right way

  32. I don't live in a cardboard house tho

  33. Nicely done!!!! The TV looks so nice at the end!

  34. Any recommendations for lath and plaster walls?

  35. What size tv is this ?

  36. So fun , I'm from Mexico , hear the houses are building with solid materials like brinks and sand Bloks , you Can't do that , but it's a nice idea , maybe you know some method for this kind of walls , tanks.

  37. What things to consider regarding cable management in making a projector home theater and what about cables longevity behind the walls… Like to worry about mice or not?

  38. Is that a wall or A Cake.

  39. You just put two big ass holes in the vapour barrier dude…

  40. My house doesn't have any walls, any ideas?

  41. All these cement houses in the comments must not have an interior wall…Just cinder blocks on the outside & that's it lol

  42. What if there's tons of cable lines outside my apartment under the eaves?? Why in the WORLD would any landlord approve such unattractive feature !!? Not to mention the ugly ollld satellite dishes!! Yuck!!

  43. I don’t even know why I’m watching this I know I’ll never do this

  44. why do you have to use the orange piece and not just the white faceplate ? Just curious

  45. Ye thats the house that jack built

  46. A dremel works extremely well on drywall.

  47. My house is made from concrete how can i do that

  48. I'm pumping i'm jumping i'll blow your house in!

  49. Why are all American houses stud and PB, poorly made toy houses 😂

  50. In US you can probably break into houses with a plasterboard saw or butter knife.

  51. Is that house made of chalk ?

  52. That drywall dust made me sneeze twice

  53. Notice he never showed the part where he ran the line though the wall with the coat hanger, its a pain in the ass though insulation
    I used professional steel strength fish tape, it was a breeze after that. The hanger doesn't work belive me.

  54. WTF stop repeating these sort of videos Pls
    All house are not built the same

  55. Have u ever tried with brick wall and not the cheap plaster board.
    Any idiot would figure this out like u

  56. well in in india houses are made from concrete and bricks … so theres no way to apply this DIY

  57. Those wires run hot and if you have a wire that's damaged it could start a fire easily with that insulation. Never do that.

  58. Looks great I would do it but my dad would kill me if I put a hole in the wall lol

  59. Please first song name

  60. What if a earthquake comes .

  61. Came here for the video, stayed for the comments!

  62. Those are some low quality walls. What's wrong with concrete. It's this typical in the US? This is quite dreadful

  63. Nice simple instructions.

  64. How do you do this when the TV is on top of the fireplace and you need to run the cables to the side and not from top to bottom? I tried fishing wire but they get caught up in the insulation.

  65. Oh my goodness show my husband this lesser arguments about those stupid wires showing thank you for your help

  66. Is there a danger of hitting fire block?

  67. Thank you .. my home has so many plasterboard walls this will be perfect x

  68. Did you make a follow up video for the outlet install?

  69. Just a thought would this setup allow unwanted rodents from the cavity walls to escape via the cable routing. I could be wrong but it appears to make a vulnerable entry point for unwanted guests? Any thoughts ….

  70. I have no provision to have tv in bedroom ( no plugpointer or cable ) . All stone walls in India .. any solution ? Is there a way I can hide things with wall paper ??

  71. How to avoid horizontal studs though?

  72. What type of wall is this 😂

  73. Hmm nice. What I should I do if I have a brick wall?? 😂 We do not have paper houses in Czech Republic ❤️

  74. What about with the concrete wall..so do made video of concrete too bro

  75. If that's how the yanks build houses, the Mexicans won't have any trouble getting through the border wall.

  76. i love germany we have massiv Walls an not Paper . have fun when a Storm came..

  77. Only for USA shit walls. Not for a concrete walls.

  78. Zrób to w ścianie z betonu a nie płyty ,do it in the concrete wall, not from the board

  79. Well in Italy walls are strong cement and bricks…I don't think this solution is workable… 🙂

  80. I read every comment that talks about the U.S. and how our houses are made from paper in a Russian accent. Try it ( in Russia house is made of stone from crumbling Soviet empire) see fun

  81. Omg es hat auch jeder eine Rigips Wand

  82. Try this at Europe 😂

  83. Die Amis und ihre pappwände…

  84. My sockets are not underneath the TV. There are 2 meters away

  85. So you people that claim you don’t have drywall on your interior, how do you have electricity to run a tv? You just run extension cords across your dirt floor, fed from your village generator? Is it like in the Flintstones cartoon where a pterodactyl spins a wheel to power the damn thing? I’m surprised you have internet. If you have a flush mounted wall outlet and your electric wires are hidden, you probably have drywall.

  86. Looks great,but I have plaster on brick. What do you reccomend for this?

  87. Wtf why is your house made from cardboard

  88. You can hide tv cables, but what if you have Apple TV, fire tv or Roku tv boxes. They are still exposed.

  89. What is the make of that TV? and Size? I like it

  90. Have you done the power outlet tap? I can't seem to find it

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