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  • TV on wall, cables though to other side
  • Premier Icon stevied
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    Looking to mount our current 42″ TV on a wall in the bedroom and, to hide the cables, I was thinking of drilling through the single skin wall into the dressing room where we have a couple of power sockets.
    Obviously don’t want to cut the power cable and refit the plug so wondering if there’s anything that could be used to tidy up the hole?
    Was thinking of radiator pipe cover feet thingies but they’re quite a big hole. Anyone know of anything smaller?
    covers

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Obviously don’t want to cut the power cable and refit the plug so wondering if there’s anything that could be used to tidy up the hole?

    Err, why not? That would surely be the most obvious solution.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Why not replace the plug, 5 minute job and a much smaller hole? If you use the radiator pipe covers they’ll need to be siliconed to the wall or they slip down the cables.

    donald
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    Obviously don’t want to cut the power cable and refit the plug

    Why not?

    What you should do is cut a 42″  hole from the dressing room side and pass the TV through it to the bedroom before bricking it up and replastering around the cable.

    bigyan
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    A new 13A plug is £1

    Premier Icon stevied
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    OK, looks like I’m being a twonk. I’ll cut the cable…. 🤠

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Remember to cut it at the 13A end….

    ebygomm
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    Is the cable hard wired into the TV? Ours can be unplugged at the TV end and is much smaller than a 3 pin plug

    What you should do is cut a 42″ hole from the dressing room side and pass the TV through it to the bedroom before bricking it up and replastering around the cable.

    Brilliant.

    nealglover
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    Fit a plug socket behind the TV using power from the socket you were going to bodge it into with a cable through the wall.
    Wouldn’t be much more work and a far better job.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Brilliant.

    Nah – stupid. With a modern TV it would be possible to just remove one row of bricks and pass the TV through like a letter through a postbox.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    With an elaborate system of mirrors there would be no need to drill any holes. Just fit an 96” tv in the dressing room and by the time you see it from your bed it’ll look like a 42”

    johndoh
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    What you should do is cut a 42″ hole from the dressing room side and pass the TV through it to the bedroom before bricking it up and replastering around the cable.

    Even with your history of funny, that is the funniest thing I have ever read.

    But, back to the OP, in my wildest dreams I wouldn’t have ever considered cutting a huge hole to pass a plug through, it simply wouldn’t even by a conscious thought. Glad you have seen sense 🙂

    With an elaborate system of mirrors there would be no need to drill any holes. Just fit an 96” tv in the dressing room and by the time you see it from your bed it’ll look like a 42”

    That’s just stupid.  The same effect could be more  easily achieved by pointing a CCTV camera at the 96″ TV in the dressing room and showing that feed on a 42″ wall mounted TV in the bedroom.

    Premier Icon nwmlarge
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    #subtlebrag

    oldschool
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    That’s just stupid. The same effect could be more easily achieved by pointing a CCTV camera at the 96″ TV in the dressing room and showing that feed on a 42″ wall mounted TV in the bedroom.

    Would you not be better to use an old phone and WhatsApp video call??

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Even with your history of funny, that is the funniest thing I have ever read.

    it has its roots in truth. Back in the early days of cinema people in GLasgow couldn’t build theatres fast enough to keep up with demand. So films were being shown in any building available

    there was a cinema in Sauchiehall Street that was L shaped and half the audience were watching the movie through a mirror in the corner

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Change of plan!
    As PP is so clever, I’ve used his idea.

    I’ve knocked some of the wall down and going to build a stud wall. TV should fit through the gap nicely.
    Plasterer lined up to finish off around the cable!

    Thanks PP for the suggestion, you rock 🤙🏼👊🏼

    stud

    Remember to knock through another, equal sized hole for the aerial cable.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Remember to knock through another, equal sized hole for the aerial cable.

    Oh, you just think of everything doncha 😉

    Premier Icon finishthat
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    Could have put one of those small petrol inverter generators on a shelf under the tv and be completely independent of those awkward plugs in the other room

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    A lot of overthinking on this thread. The obvious solution is to turn the dressing room into the bedroom. Will also provide more storage space for clothes.

    Premier Icon cogglepin
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    While your at it drill a six inch hole in the bedroom wall so you can see if you’ve left the light on in the dressing room.

    stevextc
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    Knock the hole BEHIND the TV … buy some gap filler and plastering tape .. stick whatever you want through (ours has audio, RF/Sat x2, power etc. ) stick in a flush trendy plug outlet and junction box… fill hole with actual outlet removed to avoid getting filler on it .. use the filler and sand down and repaint.. stick on fancy new outlet.

    phildb
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    A brushplate or a bullnose plate will do what you need, just fix to the wall with a couple of plugs/screws or walldogs.

    sharkbait
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    What you should do is cut a 42″ hole from the dressing room side and pass the TV through it to the bedroom before bricking it up and replastering around the cable

    Clearly this is a stupid idea.

    There should be a 42″ hole from the dressing room side and a 41″ hole from the bedroom side – the 1″ difference will cover the bezel around the screen.

    Centering the 41″ hole on the 42″ hole would be even better.

    stevextc
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    A brushplate or a bullnose plate will do what you need, just fix to the wall with a couple of plugs/screws or walldogs.

    will do fine or just put plugs/faceplate etc. all on the wall … stick them all behind the TV so you can’t see them anyway …

    you can get pretty much everything fits onto standard backboxes from Wifi/USB/HDMI … and the brushplates all in tasteful finishes (and white)

    Premier Icon FB-ATB
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    Don’t forget the turntable for the tv so you can watch it while getting dressed.

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    Use some funky mirrored glass in front of the telly so you’ve got a useful bedroom mirror that doubles as a telly when it’s switched on 🙂

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    Or just buy a load of edgeless monitors and a multiplexor and you could have a whole wall of picture an save on the plastering 🙂

    Premier Icon pocpoc
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    Another vote for brush plates.
    Then when you decide you need a new TV next year or want to feed a cable through for something else then it’s an easy job.
    Mount it directly behind the TV and you’ll never see it anyway. In fact, on that logic you could just cut a big hole through for the plug and leave it open as you’l not see it behind the TV

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Remember to cut it at the 13A end….

    Hang on, don’t all TV’s have a figure-of-8 power lead, which is barely (well ~2x) bigger than the cable? In which case we’re talking the difference between a ~8mm hole and a 15mm hole, either of which would be behind the TV and hidden once it’s on the wall?

    If you use the radiator pipe covers they’ll need to be siliconed to the wall or they slip down the cables.

    Poke a bit of 15mm plastic conduit through the wall? That way it protects the cable and stops it creating dust.

    Hang on, don’t all TV’s have a figure-of-8 power lead,

    Nope. THat’s certainly not been my experience

    Some are three pin kettle leads, some are low voltage with  an adaptor, lots are hardwired directly into the TV’s PSU

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Could you not get a few of those wireless charging mats, nail them to the wall the other side, no cablesat all!

    FunkyDunc
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    Remember to knock through another, equal sized hole for the aerial cable.

    How very 20th century Grandad!

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Just get your manservant to shout through descriptions of the action as it unfurls.

    Seems like alot of effort just to watch porn in bed.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    This is what my cable looks like:
    cable guy

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Better than Viz Top Tips. Early contender for thread of the year.

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    This is what my cable looks like:

    And if it all goes wrong you’ve already identified a source of replacement!

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