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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by noidea, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. noidea

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    Hi
    As I will be running cables behind a plasterboard wall, I was wondering if there was a way to keep the holes where they come out the wall (behind screen and by skirting) nice and neat by fixing a blanking plate with a large hole cut through the middle of it. I have a hole cutting set for a drill that I think (?) will work on a steel plate of this sort of thickness. Has anyone tried similar?
     
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    www.cpc.co.uk do all sorts of wall plates with 4mm banana sockets etc. for in wall cables, would these be any use?
     
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    Thanks, but I don't think so - I am running scart cables, component cables, audio etc up to the screen from the equipment stand. I'd rather maintain direct connection between equipment and screen rather than having plates for each type of cable. I'm basically looking for a neater "hole" than the botch job I will undoubtedly do on the plasterboard itself
     
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    that's what I was after, thanks. I assume holes can be cut in these fairly easily
     
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    A sharp drill, couple of small files and away you go. :thumbsup: Cut slowly though as some makes are a bit brittle if you use too much force.
     
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    best order a pack of ten then! :devil:
     
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    tell me about it , cut a nice circular hole in mine , got my hacksaw out to change the shape into one similar to the London underground signs , to allow the scart to pass through. :mad: snap :mad: .Still once both halfs were screwed to the box you wouldn't know :thumbsup: . Will take a piccie one day,when I'm brave enough to move the rack :D
     
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