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I'm installing metal dual box flushed into the wall with single skt on one side plus single modular faceplate on the other with hdmi,coax,cat5/6 cables coming straight out of faceplate cutout hole to tv. A bit of a silly question but Is this a popular way to install this.....
 
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Yep, but be wary about all of those connections, what type of wall is it? Plasterboard? Usually those modular hdmi plates have a 6" flying lead on the back or if they are just coupler be wary of the size of hdmi connector you will have to plug in.

Too many times have i been to second fix a job and the 1st fixers havnt considered this. One option is to use a brush plate with some braided sleeving and bring the cables directly out of the wall and to the tv, looks neat but its not the best!

Edit: read your post wrong, apologies! Yeah you can do it the way you are planning, i would use the mentioned brush plate/braided sleeving then cable tie onto tv bracket. I initially thought you were using modular faceplates where you but a faceplate shell then the hdmi, coax connectors seperate.

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I'm installing metal dual box flushed into the wall with single skt on one side plus single modular faceplate on the other with hdmi,coax,cat5/6 cables coming straight out of faceplate cutout hole to tv. A bit of a silly question but Is this a popular way to install this.....
Make sure you keep your signal cables away from the 230v supply cable for the socket, you dont want grief with the picture etc.

Cheers...........Howard
 
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Make sure you keep your signal cables away from the 230v supply cable for the socket, you dont want grief with the picture etc.

Cheers...........Howard
I will definitlely keep the mains cables away from the signal cables in the wall and maybe run a screened Ethernet to the tv just in case. The dual box should be ok to house both sets of cables though (mains one side and signals the other)or would you have seperate boxes?
 
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Rauer

just a query on the vast knowledge on here really but should you put in a switched spur elsewhere for local isolation of the tv considering the tv cant be isolated without touching it( i know you can isolate at the db but its a local isolation thing!!)
 

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just a query on the vast knowledge on here really but should you put in a switched spur elsewhere for local isolation of the tv considering the tv cant be isolated without touching it( i know you can isolate at the db but its a local isolation thing!!)
I always would. Next to a socket or something.

Also definitely in a new build or a job to building regs as more than likely the socket wont be accessible without the use of a tool.
Or within 450mm to 1200mm lol
 
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Thanks for the replies...chaps, i do see your point with the isolation part, but i could reach behind and switch off the tv as its not right against the wall, its also double insulated tv, so very unlikely to recieve a shock from this unless its physically damaged and then local isolation near the tv would be better.... i agree, just cant be bothered with the extra hassle :smile5:
So you guys would put a switched fused spur next to.... say the nearest skt down at low level and make it part of the ring cct, then spur off to tv and fit an un-switched s/o or flex outlet plate.....
 

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