The evolution of televisions has gone from huge behemoths that require multiple people to bring it into a home to concepts like the flat screen that can rest on a wall. Watching television this way frees up space on the floor, one reason why this idea has become so popular.
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The Challenge Awaits
However, challenges exist for flat screen installation, including the television plug that offers an unsightly look. The question then becomes how to handle the flat screen TV plug installation and the flat screen itself.
Realistically, the best option is to contact a professional licensed Arlington electrician like J&B Electrical Services that has extensive experience performing such tasks. Still, there are ways to complete these installations, though both require a good deal of work.
Preparation is Key
Before flat screen installation commences, you need a grasp on the size and weight of the TV screen. Following that, purchase a wall mount to place the flat screen on, with your choices being the fixed, non-adjustable and the tilt-swivel mount.
The difference is that the fixed version keeps a tight grip on the set, won’t allow adjustment and also places limitations on the height of such placement, with the best option being eye-level. In contrast, the tilt-swivel allows for rotation of the set and also offer the chance to place the set higher on the wall.
The Work Starts
To begin, mark the place on the wall where the flat screen will be mounted. Then use the provided template and mark the position of the screws to be used in the mounting. Holes for the four lag screws need to be drilled and make sure to position the mount over each of those four holes.
Once the level and side preference have been chosen, each lag screw should be tightened. At this point, the flat screen TV plug installation is set to begin, which means using a receptacle kit. That’s due to the simple fact that cords for televisions aren’t allowed to be place inside a wall due to specific building codes.
Searching for a virtually-hidden spot for the higher receptacle box requires using a stud finder, followed by a tracing of the spot and cutting out the chosen drywall area. The lower box should be close to an outlet (approximately six feet) with another cut performed on that area. Once the upper box is applied, the cord should be dropped into the hole. From there, plug in the cord.
The cables then should be placed in the hole and run through the gasket of the receptacle, providing enough slack. The portion of the mount that remains unattached should be fastened to the back of the flat screen. The power cord should be plugged into the higher receptacle with an extension cord helping provide power to the lower one.
Professionals to Trust
If you’re exhausted simply reading that process, then contacting the professionals at J&B Electrical Services will help avoid the headaches of flat screen tv plug installation. For more than 20 years, J&B has provided electrical services for residents and commercial businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This includes things like installing recessed lighting, upgrading electrical panels and flat screen installation. Contact us today to make your life so much easier.