How To Hide Your TV Wires in 30 Minutes – DIY

How To Hide Your TV Wires in 30 Minutes – DIY

100 thoughts on “How To Hide Your TV Wires in 30 Minutes – DIY

  1. I’ve done this thousands of times as an electrician. I take the receptacle out of the box then take the box out of the wall on the bottom. Cut a hole in the wall feed the wire down to the bottom box put the wire in make the joints up put the outlet and box back in the bottom. Put the media box and data cable or hdmi in the media box put a surge arrester receptacle in the media box and put the tv back up. That way you have cut one hole instead of 2 for the power. You don’t have to plug anything into the bottom to power the top and it’s protected against power surges such as lightning. You still have to make a hole in the bottom anyways for the hdmi and whatever else you need, but they make hdmi plates that go into single gang boxes. Commercial is a little different and less steps but the same outcome. Not too bad for a DIY job I wouldn’t expect you to put the wire in the existing outlet box.

  2. Cocked up and cut a small length of tape cuts and edits in after using a lot more tapped around the whole lot 😂

  3. Never coil a wire, Coiling the wire will cause them to get hot and at some point will catch fire this guy knows nothing

  4. This only works if you have a cabinet below to hide that tacky extension cord. If no cabinet then you need to tap into electrical outlet to conceal power completely.

  5. Never I say never wrap electrical wires around them self’s and always remove cable ties. Unwind the cables you are making a fire hazard as the wires will get hot being wrapped like that. Yes I now it only a tv. No way is that up to code.

  6. Good job! My only recommendation would be to run a couple pieces of string with loops on both ends through to hose for future cables. That way when you need to run another cable in the future, you can just attach the one end of the cable to a loop and pull the string at the other receptacle.

  7. Don't follow this, this is not up to code. There is nothing wrong with this product, just how it was installed, so if you like this kit please follow the directions. But if you want a cleaner install, look at a kit that just has the part that goes behind the TV, and tie into the outlet below.

    As for the problems with this install. First the hose, it is not fire rated for in wall, and if you are doing that for bugs, they will just go around the hose. look for a wall plate that has the brush, that will keep the bugs out as much as possible. Second, you can not just roll the extra wire and stuff it in the wall, you must cut if to fit. Third, there should not be any of the wire jacket in the electrical box.

  8. Nice video but messy extension lead at the bottom. Bad idea to loop live cables just ask any electrician. Finally feed the cables through pipe before fitting both boxes.

  9. DIY Videos be like, “So to save you $10 dollars for something that can easily hide your wires with almost no time, you can do what I say, your needed materials: Diamond plated place mat, 47 pure gold doorknobs, this 100 dollar wire cutting kit, and about 24 days of your time.”

  10. Great so now it looks like i have a toulet paper holder on my wall . Thats the most ugliest way u have ever seen to hide cables. Really you put the big ugly box in your wall. GAY

  11. I just covered my wires with A Banner of my favorite sports Team. Toooooo easy & looks great.👻💯😀😀😀

  12. I live in the UK and my house was made from solid brick. Could you recommend what would be alternative? Many thanks

  13. Never coil cables, always cut to length. Luckily you're pulling hardly any power but with more load this over heats cabling and can cause fires. Just friendly advice from an english electrician

  14. Run the data and media wires through the tube BEFORE you insert the top box in the wall.
    OR use a pull line through the tube. You shouldn't have to remove the box to install the media cables after you've already installed the box.

  15. Obviously this if for US houses only
    (with different building technique, voltage, etc.).
    Outside of the US viewers should address their comments with that in mind.

  16. Thank you for showing this great product! My electrical outlets are a number of stud bays away from my wall – mounted TV and this is the perfect solution.

  17. Thank you very much. I followed your steps on this video and my TV looks great! DO you also have a video on how to mount the surround speakers too?

  18. You can use painters tape instead of pencil marks. This eliminates marks on the wall for studs, etc.

  19. Why didn't you just tie into the receptacle on the wall instead of using that stupid scab extension cord rig?  Professional  /Schmororessional ! PSSSSHHHH!

  20. installs wires through wall to have a nice clean wire free setup

    slaps 4 ft of bundled up extension cord against the wall

  21. I looked at the HDMI cable you linked, but it doesn’t say anything about being CL3 rated. Aren’t they supposed to be when going in the wall?

  22. This video makes no sense!!! Why didn't you just come out of the outlet that's already there,very confusing video,please don't do it this way people,looks like shit.

  23. Actually , I like that outlet box, it is not overly expensive…Still I would just not worry about how fast the job took and (Frankly it takes me 30 minutes just to gather the tools for this type of job). I would run a new receptacle at the TV and put the Hdmi and cable in a separate bay. I also would recommend the Vesa mount that swings off the wall , I constantly need to add or remove things from the back of the TV…

  24. Lots of electrical code violations if used in many parts of the US. Generally;
    Jacketed wired (Romex) need to be attached to the framing members.
    Wires of different conductor sizes cannot be joined ie: 14/2 w/ grd. to 12/2 w/ grd.
    An extension cord can’t be used as a permanent source of power to an outlet.

    All of this would have been brought up in the video had the required electrical permit been obtained.

  25. To resolve all the issues with fire blocks, splicing, hidden extension and also concrete walls, just place the darn TV on a console.

    I mean I don’t get it about having a TV placed so high up when you want to watch it from the comfort of a sofa. Can someone please enlighten me?

  26. Neat idea! Although I imagine just a hole in the wall with the tube would be sufficient to lead the wires down inside the wall, instead of installing a couple of boxes and needing to have electricity fed through three different bundled up wires (which includes the two extensions) all the way from the wall socket to the TV. This way you wouldn't have to cut such big holes either. All in all it would be simpler, more cost efficient and world wide code compliant.

  27. Do not waste your time or your money.
    This guy is ripping you off.
    He's telling you to go to Lowe's or Home Depot.
    Spend a bunch of money on extension cords.
    When you could simply hardwire it.
    Also that tubing is a waste of 💰.
    This guy is a corporate shell.

  28. or you can put the AV cables in the tube before you put it in the wall… that way it is complete when you are done.

  29. Possible in uk and America (Fox do not know how to built house overthere) not possible on most part of world where people use bricks 🤷🏿‍♀️

  30. 6:51 thank goodness you said low voltage wires I was going to say that is not code and I hope that you're not going to be running 120 volts through that plastic tubing it's not fire code it's not fire rated.

  31. 1 Nice bubble butt lol
    2- why buy the expensive "Kits" as you will not see them when the TV hides the top and the components hides the bottom. It is very easy and cheap go get 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 white PVC pipe to make the cord tunnel with 22 1/2 angle elbows for each side. also in my case we needed the tv and its components on its own circuit since the breaker box was close that was easy as well… if you get a surge protector with a long cord, you could put the cord down the pipe to plug it in using the existing outlet… the pipe and the elbows were about $10 total (add in the cost of the pipe primer/glue if you do not have some already)

  32. Perfect. Moving in to a new house later this month, and this is exactly the kind of prep work I need to do. Thanks Nils.

  33. How was there not a fire block 48” up from the floor? Flex bit solves dry wall issue (no cutting around the stud) but if you absolutely have to, consider doing the back side of the wall. Multi tool works good for cutting as well.

  34. Wife: why is there an extension cord on the bottom from the wall to the wall? why not run a Romex on the inside wall straight to the junction box that has power and no need for extension cords

    Husband: I don't know suck my dick.

  35. Am I the only one that noticed that he installed it inches above the return cold air vent. I am assuming that there will be some sort of media cabinet for components. I guess he is not to concerned about equalized air pressure in his home…or the amount of dust that will be pulled to his components that are already dust magnets do to the electro magnetic properters of home elctronics. Just saying…

  36. You might mention the following. If you have difficulty getting the non-power cables through the flex tube, feed a semi-stiff fish wire or string through it. You can even use a vacuum cleaner to suck a string through. Then tie or tape it to one end of the TV cables and pull them through as a bundle. Electricians call that a pull-wire for obvious reasons, and that's how they get wiring through conduits, even long ones with bends.

  37. You might mention the following. If you have difficulty getting the non-power cables through the flex tube, feed a semi-stiff fish wire or string through it. You can even use a vacuum cleaner to suck a string through. Then tie or tape it to one end of the TV cables and pull them through as a bundle. Electricians call that a pull-wire for obvious reasons, and that's how they get wiring through conduits, even long ones with bends.

  38. I did this in my daughters room but instead of having the cable box and her Xbox exposed on the bottom I got heavy duty Velcro and installed them behind her tv looks clean and yes she is able to control them both. Great video

  39. I cant believe there are really 3.1k haters out there! Wtf? Dude is just trying to help people hide their wires. What a bunch of little hateful pukes. Or maybe the 3.1k think wires look fresh. But those are the same guys who prefer smell vaginas? Send money to * cash.app/$Twistedinsides
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  40. When you're putting in conduit like this, prime the hose with several strands of fishing line (also known as monofilament), with loops pre-tied into each of their ends. Once the conduit is installed, use the loop to hook one end of a cable you want to pull, then pull the line out from the other end. I'd leave some extra lines behind to use for extra wires that you may want to attach later. You can secure them in place with gaffer's tape at each end indefinitely.

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