If you're installing a flat-screen TV but want to avoid the hassle and expense of running cables behind a wall, then look no further than the Wiring Solution. The Wiring Solution allows you to surface-route cables from a home theater unit up to a flat panel screen, by covering the cord run and blending it almost seamlessly into your wall. In addition to looking great, the Wiring Solution is also simple to install … it requires minimal tools and supplies, and can be tackled even by those home theater buffs who don't have much DIY experience!
Budget Estimate: $40 - $80 for a Wiring Solution kit; up to $50 for additional tools and supplies.
Wall mounted flat television/ height set for Wire Channel
Position and level Wire Channel
With Wire Channel held in position, place the provided screws into the pre-drilled holes and screw into sheetrock wall. Then remove screws. NOTE: For articulating wall mount applications a 3rd screw is provided and may be installed at the top of the channel by drilling a new hole and performing this same task.
With the holes made by the mounting screws, carefully tap ALLIGATOR® wall anchors into screw holes and flush with wall surface.
(ALLIGATOR is a worldwide registered trademark of Mechanical Plastics Corp. U.S. Patent nos. 4,752,160 and 5,161,296; and foreign counterparts.)
Insert audio/video and power cables into the channels by slipping the wires under the wire retainer flaps. This will hold the cables in place during the remaining installation process.
Position the Wire Channel and index screws into wall anchor holes. Hand tighten to a snug fit. Do not over tighten.
Caulking the edges of the Wire Channel is optional. This makes for a more seamless look when painted.
Paint Wire Channel with your room color paint.
NOTE:Wire Channel may be pre-painted as an option.
Completed surface mount Wire Channel ready for final connections to components and electrical powers.