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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:10 pm 

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:55 pm
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Location: Pittsburgh PA suburbs
My wife bought us a new 55" 4K Smart HD TV for Christmas and I have to figure out how to hide the wires. I've opted to move from a corner mount to placing it above the fireplace. Here's the current mess:


Long story short, I only need two wires (HDMI and an extension cord) to run up to the TV, 3 (2 HDMI & power cord) if I want to hook up some sort of way to play DVD/Bluerays. I have two HDMI cords and a white extension chord. My biggest concern is for finding a way to conceal the wires running up the side of the mantle. Punching holes in the wall is not desirable because these are external walls with insulation and a vapor barrier - plus it's against code to run an extension cord through a wall.

I have some ideas but am curious to hear what you all would do?

~ Neil

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:31 pm 

Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:19 pm
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Location: Forest Ranch, CA
Neil, I was in the electrical section of Lowes the other day. They had a bay devoted to cable control which had several decorative systems for covering up the cables. You might find a solution there.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:16 pm 

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You could, with sufficient effort, run the wires in the wall. If you're not willing to go to that trouble and expense (you'd most likely want to hire an electrician), the next-best solution is probably Wiremold surface wiring raceways, or equivalent. https://www.legrand.us/wire-cable-manag ... eways.aspx
There are several brands in addition to Wiremold Any of them would probably work, some may be more attractive than others.

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