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To wall-mount an LCD set

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Mike246, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Mike246

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    Time for a new thread.

    I decided that I want to wall-mount my new Tosh.

    To do this so it looks cool, I will need to have a channel cut into the brickwork for the cables and set some trunking below plaster level.

    Has anyone done this and can give some tips?
     
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    What you could do, instead of channelling out the wall is get some chrome pipe and run the cable down that. It too looks pretty cool.
     
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    I'm assuming you've got brick or maybe old 1930s grey block walls (like us), not dry-lined/plasterboard...

    Trunking is easy to find.

    I've done it for normal electrical wiring. No specific tips, other than:

    - Go careful for the first few blows. If your house is old, you might find that the bricks start loosening. I'd give up at this stage and get someone in!
    - Use a decent brick chisel and heavy lump hammer - it will make it much easier
    - The dust will be a pain, so cover everything up.
    - Electricians who do this sort of thing every day sometimes use a power tool to cut the channels out - saves time and is less stressful on the brickwork. It might be worth calling one up to see if it can be done as a quick cash job?
    - When it comes to the plastering up, it depends on how noticeable the area will be. If it is going to be stared at a lot and not hidden mostly behind a rack etc, I would recommend getting a plasterer in. Nothing looks worse than bodged plaster.

    HTH
     

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